EOL - Earth Observing Laboratory


Program Description: The Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) is one of the five laboratories of NCAR, the National Science Foundation’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center. As the successor of NCAR’s Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD), the mission of EOL is to provide leadership in observing facilities, field project support as well as research and data services needed to advance the scientific understanding of the Earth system. The National Science Foundation, through its Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) Section, provides funding for the acquisition, operation, maintenance and upgrading of several large research platforms and instrumentation to support observational meteorology. EOL, together with 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) maintains and operates this suite of instruments on behalf of NSF.

Year Started: 2005.

Organization Description: EOL deploys its systems for research by scientists from universities, NCAR, and government agencies (nationally and internationally), as well as for education.

Data Description: Facility platforms include: research aircraft; ground-based and Airborne Remote Sensing Instrumentation; and Surface, sounding and profiling systems; Data available includes "DYNAMO Data Access site" at http://data.eol.ucar.edu/master_list/?project=DYNAMO

Project Type: Instrument

Project Domains: Geosciences

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Federal Funding: NSF

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