December 1, 2016

A workshop was held in Paris in March 2015 to establish a new international research collaboration for science of the Tropical Upper Troposphere / Lower Stratosphere (UT/LS). The workshop will develop a research framework for a field campaign, Strateole 2, which will sample the equatorial atmosphere with a unique super-pressure balloon platform in 2018-2020 to develop a new understanding of the dynamics, chemistry, and momentum exchange between the troposphere and stratosphere that is critical for the new generation of high top climate models

December 1, 2016
February 10, 2015

GISMOS (the GNSS Instrument System for Multistatic and Occultation Sensing) has been added to this year’s suite of instruments to fly in Calwater2015 from January 14 through February 23, 2015, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation. Calwater2015 is a NOAA mission targeting the atmospheric rivers that bring critically needed rainfall to California.

March 17, 2014

LA JOLLA – GPS technology has broadly advanced science and society’s ability to pinpoint locations and motion, from driving directions to tracking ground motions during earthquakes. A new technique stands to improve weather models and hurricane forecasting by detecting precise conditions in the atmosphere through a new GPS system aboard airplanes. The first demonstration of the technique, reported this month in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters, is bringing the project’s leaders closer to a goal of broadly implementing the technology in the near future on commercial aircraft.