Sunday, 13 January 2002
Educational use of the NCAR Integrated Sounding System
About ten years ago, NCAR's Atmospheric Technology Division
and the NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory jointly developed the
Integrated Sounding System (ISS) - a suite of instruments initially
consisting of a boundary layer wind profiler, a balloon-borne
sounding system, and a surface meteorological station. The ISS
has since included a variety of additional instruments including
lidars and sodars.
Intended primarily for short research deployments, the ISS has
also been used in several projects where college and graduate
level education have been an equal focus. These include
projects in the Reno Basin and at the University of Michigan
Biological Station. In addition, during primarily research
use, the ISS has been a destination for class and community
This presentation will describe recent educational use of the ISS.