Weekly Updates 5/26-6/02

June 1st, 2013 marked the beginning of  SOAS . Here is a snapshot of the sunset at the Look Rock super site to mark the beginning of the field campaign. I guess even nature is excited about the official start of SOAS! Research groups have settled into their trailers/towers/tents/sheds and started to take measurements of air […]

SOAS open house!

Come one, come all to the SOAS open house in Brent, AL on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.  See flyer below for more details. Hope to see you all there! Address: 104 Wooley Rd, off State Road 25 in Brent, AL

Weekly Updates 5/19-5/25

The official start date of SOAS is quickly approaching and more and more people are starting to pack and make their way to the SEARCH site. Here is a summary of some interesting updates that happened this past week: 1.Instrument installation on NOAA’s P3 was completed, and test flights have been scheduled for this current […]


All trailers (including office trailers) have been set up, level, connected to electricity, and passed the ac test.  Internet has also been connected at the tower and main trailer sites, while the office site will receive its connection next week. All trailers have also received their set of tables and chairs (ideal for sitting on […]

A Portrait of the Tower as a Young Platform

Okay, this post may not be a James Joyce masterpiece, but these exclusive photos of the birth of the SOAS flux tower sure make up for it.  Thanks to Dennis Stripling, mayor of the the city of Brent, Alabama, we were able to get first row access to pictures of the installment of the tower. […]

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 […]

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.