Planning meeting for SOAS documentaries

This morning, Professor Ann Marie Carlton and graduate student Khoi Nguyen met with Dena Seidel, Director of the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking, and Film Certificate students Jamie and Stephanie to go over documentary logistics for SOAS. Jamie and Stephanie will be coming to Alabama for two weeks to uncover and film exciting narratives about […]

Google Hangout

Google Hangout is one of the cyberspace mediums that SOAS investigators are using to organize logistics and spread ideas and knowledge.   A few minutes ago, Dr. Ann Marie Carlton and graduate student Khoi Nguyen (both from Rutgers University) had a google hangout session with Dr. Markus Petters and graduate student Sarah Suda (both from N.C. […]

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to see it, does it make a sound?”

In this picture, Dr. Ann Marie Carlton from Rutgers University is scouting out the SEARCH site location.  Notice that the site features both pines and a young understory.  Many of the SOAS investigators will be studying properties of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) released from these plants.  Isoprene (C5H8), for example, is a common example […]

Kelvin Helmholtz waves

Check out this neat photo of Kelvin Helmholtz waves taken by Dr. Ann Marie Carlton in Brent, AL. Kelvin-Helmholtz waves are caused by atmospheric instability and differences between densities in the air layers.   Click here to learn more about them!

January Site Visit

Last week, several organizers of the SOAS field campaign met in Brent, AL to visit the SEARCH site and discuss the logistics of the summer field study.   The field campaign doesn’t start until the end of May, but don’t fear, because readers of this blog are rewarded with exclusive sneak peeks into the study.  Scroll […]


Did you know that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has allocated $2+ million to cover costs associated with the deployment of an aircraft?  In the image below, Dr. Ann Marie Carlton from Rutgers University is visiting the aircraft hanger for NSF/NCAR C-130. Dr. Carlton is one of the main organizers of SOAS , which will be taking […]