Field Projects

CACTI: Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions / RELAMPAGO
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019

Cb cloud of a supercell storm

OREO: Outreach and Radar Education in Orography
late 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the DOW (Doppler On Wheels) during a sidewalk exhibit at the University of Utah.

SNOWIE: Seeded and Natural Orographic Wintertime Clouds - The Idaho Experiment


winter 2016-2017

 

 

 

 

DOW during SNOWIE

Perdigao
winter 2016 - spring 2017

 

The CU Boulder TLS and the Perdigao wind turbine.

Olympex
winter 2015

 

Joe Zagrodnik installs a disdrometer for Olympex

CCOPE-2015
 

Chilean Coastal Orographic Precipitation Experiment

summer 2015

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Students in Curanilahue helping with a radiosonde launch

DEEPWAVE: Deep Propagating Gravity Wave Experiment
summer 2014

 

Vanda Grubisic (NCAR/EOL) and Richard Turner (NIWA) prepare for the HIAPER to take off.

OWLeS
winter 2013 - 2014

 

 

OWLeS participants celebrating a successful IOP.

METCRAXII: Meteor Crater Experiment - 2
fall 2013

 

 

 

 

Manuela Lehner and Chris Galli (U. Utah) prepare to launch a tethersonde for METCRAXII.

Materhorn: Mountain terrain atmospheric modeling and observations program
winter 2012/2013

 

 

Matt Jeglum (U. Utah) monitors instruments during Materhorn.

HYMEX: HYdrological cycle in Mediterranean EXperiment
fall 2012

 

HYMEX participants install roof-top instruments in Italy.



ASCII: The Agl Seeding Cloud Impacts Investigation - 2011/2012

 
 

 

 

In ASCII snow samples were collected and chemically analyzed for silver iodide and various aerosol components.  The wind was howling on many days, but nowhere as badly as at Battle Pass, the site of the DOW radar.

 

 

 

Yang Yang (U. Wyoming) collects snow samples during ASCII

 

DOMEX: DOMinica EXperiment - 2011

 

The Dominica Experiment was designed to study orographic precipitation in the tropics with cumulus triggering by forced ascent in unblocked flow

 

 


The DOMEX crew poses in front of the Wyoming King Air



SOLPEX: Sounding Observations of Lake-effect Precipitation EXperiment

 
 
Multiple field studies have examined lake-effect precipitation produced by large lakes, such as the Great Lakes, the Great Salt Lake has received relatively little attention. The complex environment of a salt-water terminal lake immediately adjacent to steep, high topographic barriers is unusual and makes for hazardous weather.

 

Jeff Massey (U. Utah) prepares to launch a radiosonde during SOLPEX



PCAPS: Persistent Cold-Air Pool Study

 


 

PCAPS is part of a three-year grant from the NSF to investigate the processes leading to the formation, maintenance, and destruction of persistent mid-winter temperature inversions that form in the Salt Lake Basin.

 

Sebastian Hoch (U. Utah) installs a hobo for the field phase of PCACPs

COPS: Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study
Summer 2007

Scientists test instruments for COPS



METCRAX: Meteor Crater Experiment

 

 

 

  

Bill Brown (NCAR) instructes University of Utah students on how to operate equipment during METCRAX

 

T-REX: Terrain-induced Rotor Experiment

 

UC Berkeley Students install soil moisture sensors for T-Rex