Table Of Contents

Director's Message

Executive Summary

Imperative I

Maintain the EOL Facilities that are Deployed Using NSF “Deployment Pool” Funds so that they are Ready for Reliable and Safe Operation in Anticipated Field Programs

  1. S-Pol Radar 
  2. ELectra DOppler RAdar (ELDORA) 
  3. NSF/NCAR GV HAIS Instruments
  4. NSF/NCAR C-130 Avionics

Imperative II

Support Observing Needs of Research Programs at a level that Serves NSF, University and NCAR Program Needs

  1. HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) Global Phases IV and V
  2. International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE)
  3. Western Airborne Mercury Observations (WAMO)
  4. Concordiasi
  5. Persistent Cold-Air Pool Study (PCAPS)
  6. Winter Storms and Pacific Atmospheric Rivers (WISPAR 2011)
  7. Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) – TEST
  8. Ice in Clouds Experiment - Tropical (ICE-T)

Imperative III

Anticipate Future Needs Resulting from Changing Priorities, Aging Equipment or Emerging Opportunities to Develop New Technology

  1. Global Hawk AVAPS Dropsonde System
  2. Compact Atmospheric Multi-species Spectrometer (CAMS)
  3. Laser-Air Motion Sensor (LAMS)
  4. Ka-band Radar
  5. Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR)
  6. HIAPER Cloud Radar (HCR)

Imperative IV

Provide Comprehensive Data Services, Open Access, and Long-Term Stewardship of Data

  1. Developments in Data Services
    • EOL Metadata Database and Cyberinfrastructure (EMDAC)
    • Cross-Platform Software
  2. Local Traditional Knowledge (LTK) Data Collections Projects

Imperative V

Attract and Inspire New Generations of Scientists, Engineers and the General Public to Atmospheric Science

  1. Educational Deployments
    • NAPEP
    • UIDOW
    • CM3
    • UNDEO
    • TOM
  2. Careers in Science
  3. Field Project Outreach
  4. Summer Undergraduate Engineering Intern Program (SUEIP)
  5. Other Education and Outreach Activities


  1. Improve Observing Capabilities for Weather and Climate Phenomena with High Socio-Economic Impact
  2. Provide New or Significantly Strengthened Capabilities to Support Observational Research in Key Areas Where Support Needs are Growing in Importance
  3. Develop New Capabilities That Focus On Processes at Interfaces in the Atmosphere
  4. Develop New Calibration and Testing Facilities, Including Testbed Capabilities, for the Community, Either in Collaboration with Other Agencies or Specifically for NSF-Supported Research