Photo of the Week: Antarctic Radar

The Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (SACR) is set up on Ross Island near McMurdo Station on Antarctica for the AWARE experiment.

AWARE scientists and technical experts are using a suite of cutting-edge instruments to collect and analyze detailed atmospheric and cloud data in the region over the next 14 months. The never-before-collected data will be vital in creating the first well-calibrated measurements of this kind acquired from Antarctica. Scripps Institution of Oceanography atmospheric chemist Lynn Russell and researcher Dan Lubin are co-principal investigators of AWARE, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) West Antarctic Radiation Experiment. Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Field Instrument Deployments and Operations (FIDO) team manages AWARE instrument deployment.


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