ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After eight great years of observations and research, a Sandia National Laboratories-operated atmospheric measurement facility moved from Oliktok Point, on the North Slope of Alaska, this summer. The mobile facility will be relocating to the southeastern United States; the exact location is still being decided. The Department of Energy Office of Science’s […]
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Sandia-operated Arctic measurement facility moves, research to continue
November 9, 2021 – 5:00 am
By Mollie Rappe | Posted in Climate Change, Energy / Environment / Water | Also tagged Alaska, arctic, ARM, atmospheric radiation measurement, barrow, climate modeling, tethered balloons, weather balloon, weather modeling | Comments Off on Sandia-operated Arctic measurement facility moves, research to continue
From Afghanistan to Alaska with atmosphere in between
November 5, 2019 – 5:00 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For Justin LaPierre, helping maintain an atmospheric research station at the northern tip of Alaska is “eerily reminiscent” of being deployed in the deserts of Afghanistan — just much colder. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, LaPierre has worked as an observer at Oliktok Point for two years. The site is the third […]
By Melissae Fellet | Posted in Climate Change, Energy / Environment / Water | Also tagged atmospheric radiation measurement, Sandia National Laboratories | Comments Off on From Afghanistan to Alaska with atmosphere in between
Balloons and drones and clouds; oh, my!
August 14, 2017 – 8:05 am
Sandia collects more precise weather, climate data with help from unmanned aerial system ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever before. In […]
By Mollie Rappe | Posted in Energy / Environment / Water | Also tagged arctic, atmospheric, atmospheric radiation measurement, climate modeling, climate science, clouds, distributed temperature sensor, mixed-phase clouds, UAS, weather balloon | Comments Off on Balloons and drones and clouds; oh, my!