Haystack Observatory Sept 23-26, 2008 Four Guiding Lights Technology Community Science Education NSF Consortium of Resonance andRayleigh Lidars
The Na Wind/Temperature lidars have reached a level of robust and reliable operation whose measurements and scientific contributions makethem an essential community asset. Temperature Wind Products: Often a centerpiece instrument, the lidar technique providesthe most comprehensive measurement of range-resolved, neutralgas properties in the middle atmosphere and lower thermosphere. What is CRRL? Description A university-based lidar consortium with applications tomiddle and upper atmosphere research.
NWRA Colorado Research Associates PI: Dave Fritts Co-I: Biff Williams University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampagnePI: Gary Swenson Co-I: Alan Liu University of ColoradoPI: Jeff Thayer CoRA UIUC CRRL Director &Steering Committee CSU CU - CTC Five CRRL PIs Richard CollinsJohn Plane Rolando Garcia Colorado State UniversityPI: Steve Reising Co-Is: Chiao-Yao (Joe) Sheand Titus Yuan University of ColoradoPI: Xinzhao Chu Co-I: Wentao Huang Who is CRRL? Collaborator: Jonathan Friedman, Arecibo Observatory
CoRA LidarSite: Andoya, Norway Location: 69°N, 16°E Elevation: 380 m CSU LidarSite: Fort Collins, Colorado Location: 41°N, 105°W Elevation: 1570 m UIUC Lidar Site (2008): Urbana, Illinois Location: 40°N, 88°W Elevation: 225 m Site (2009): Cerro Pachón, Chile Location: 30°S, 70°W, Elevation 2715m CRRL Tech CenterSite: Boulder, Colorado Location: 40°N, 105°W Elevation: 1655 m Where is CRRL? Sites Andoya, Norway CSU CU UIUC Cerro Pachon
CRRL: Science Science Science Leadership: Expertise in mesosphere and lower thermosphere neutral physics and chemistry: non-linear wave dynamics, wind and thermal structure, metal chemistry, polar mesospheric clouds, climate trends… Science Productivity: 45 Published articles in Applied Optics, JGR, GRL, JASTP in past two years Science Technology: Technology innovations have advanced the field and these developments have led to science advancements in other fields Science Driver: Na W/T lidar is a centerpiece instrument attracting science campaigns, spacecraft validation, and model verification - Rocket campaigns in SOR, White Sands, and Andoya - Leonid meteor shower campaign at SOR - Multi-instrument collaboration at Maui-MALT, ALOMAR and Cerro Pachon, Chile - CSU diurnal cycle studies with TIME-GCM and TIMED SABER
ScienceLeadership Operations & Maintenance ScienceTechnology Training Education Collaboration ScienceProductivity CRRLTech Center Data ScienceDriver Outreach Innovation Facility Challenges: Keeping all Elements Well Balanced Challenges
Facility Challenges: As a University-Based Facility, Budgets Impact Students Challenges Student Impact: Students serve as the work force for operations, maintenance, technology development, science productivity, and future innovations. Budget Impact: Facility budget fluctuations and pressures related to operations and data for community usage has a direct impact on students whose support requires consistency and stability to complete degrees