Archives for April 2013

SOAS updates!

The SOAS campaign is only about one month away!  We received word this morning that the Safway tower parts have been delivered to the SEARCH site in Alabama and construction is underway.  And so far, all 9 measurement trailers have been delivered to the SEARCH-CTR site.  Three of those (#s 6, 9, 10) are leveled, set […]

Tower pad

The tower pad is in at the SOAS site in Brent, AL!

SENEX updates

It’s a snowy day today in Boulder, CO, but that is not stopping SENEX investigators.  Today the AMPS pod is being shipped to Tampa. Below are several pictures of the pod being packed up, courtesy of Joost de Gouw. For those of you who don’t know, SENEX is a field study run by NOAA that […]

Tornadoes and trailers

It’s been an exciting week at the SOAS ground site in Brent, AL.  Not only are our FB and Twitter pages soaring in popularity (thank you followers!), but also this past Thursday, there was a tornado near the site!   Luckily, the site survived and no major damages occurred.  Phew! In other news, much progress […]


The Southeast Atmosphere Study – the umbrella for SOAS, SENEX, NOMADSS – already has 129 Twitter followers! Be sure to follow @SAS_Operations if you are on Twitter to keep up with all of the exciting updates…They’ll be live tweeting from the C130!

NCAR flux tower grows

This is the flux tower (now at 150 ft!) in a mixed forest adjacent to the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center (AABC). NCAR worked hard to get the tower put up in advance of deciduous tree leaf out. As you can see, we just made it. NCAR technicians say they could hear the leaves popping out. […]

Before and After

Joost de Gouw recently showed us this photo. It comes from a recent Colorado State University press release and shows the difference in visibility in Great Smoky Mountain NP over the last 15 years. One of the SOAS ground sites will be in GSMNP at Look Rock. It looks like previous studies in the SE […]

All roads lead to SOAS

The new road at our surface site in Brent, AL is in! Exclusive sneak peak photos of the road can be found below, courtesy of Dennis Stripling.

New facebook page!

Can’t get enough of SOAS updates? Well no worries, you’re in luck because a new facebook page has been created. Please visit to like the page and support our field study!