P1.27 An overview of the California State University- Mobile Atmospheric Profiling System (CSU-MAPS) for research and education in mountain meteorology

Monday, 30 August 2010
Alpine Ballroom B (Resort at Squaw Creek)
Craig B. Clements, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA; and A. J. Oliphant

The California State University Mobile Atmospheric Profiling System (CSU-MAPS) is a portable atmospheric observatory developed jointly by San Jose and San Francisco State Universities to monitor boundary layer phenomena. The system is based on a quick-deploy dual-axel trailer platform and consists of four levels micrometeorological instrumentation mounted on a 30-m extendable tower. The system as includes a Radiometrics, MP-3000A passive microwave temperature/RH profiler, a Leosphere, Inc. WLS 70 Doppler Wind Lidar, and a Vaisala, Inc. MW 31 radiosonde system. The CSU-MAPS will provide a mobile profiling platform that can easily be transported to remote sites for research applications. In addition, the system is intended to provide hands-on experience and training for undergraduate and graduate students and will also be used for outreach to K-12 students in the California public school system.
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