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The Earth Observing Laboratory is pleased to announce the release of the new Digital Guide to the National Science Foundation’s Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF), which is now available to be viewed online or downloaded from the Apple and Android app stores. Through text, video, infographics, maps, timelines, and downloadable content, you’ll learn about each of the available research facilities and the extraordinary support services that go with them. You will also find out how to request these state-of-the-art platforms and instruments for your own field research.
The LAOF platforms and instruments will continue to play an integral role in taking geosciences research to the next level. These cutting-edge facilities, which include aircraft, radars, lidars, and surface and sounding systems, are available to all qualified researchers at no extra cost to their scientific grant.
Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), along with four partner organizations— the University of Wyoming (UW), Colorado State University (CSU), the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR), and the Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS)—manages and operates the LAOF.
View online or download app: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/laof