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, Oliktok Point, tethered balloons, weather modeling | Comments Off on Sandia-operated Arctic measurement facility moves, research to continue
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, Oliktok Point, UAS | Comments Off on Balloons and drones and clouds; oh, my!
Alaskan North Slope climate: hard data from a hard place
August 13, 2012 – 5:00 am
Researchers examine clouds (from both sides now) and the structure of the atmosphere BARROW, Alaska — Sandia National Laboratories’ researcher Mark Ivey and I (science writer Neal Singer) are standing on the tundra at an outpost of science at the northernmost point of the North American continent. We are five miles northeast of Barrow, an Alaskan village […]
By Neal Singer | Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Energy / Environment / Water, Science / Technology / Engineering, Space / Astronomy | Also tagged arctic, climate change, clouds, national laboratories, Sandia | Comments Off on Alaskan North Slope climate: hard data from a hard place