Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Dr. W. Alan Brewer, Program Lead (acting)
Ronda Knott, Secretary (303) 497-5074
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway R/CSD3
Boulder, CO 80305 USA
The Atmospheric Remote Sensing Group uses land-, ship-, and aircraft-based active and passive optical systems to study processes of importance to air quality, climate, aviation, weather forecasting, wind energy, and marine ecosystems.
We work closely with the Tropospheric Chemistry and Cloud & Aerosol Processes groups within CSD on air quality and climate-related field studies, and with other divisions of NOAA as well as federal and non-federal partners on research activities related to the structure and evolution of atmospheric flow systems and boundary layers.
The Atmospheric Remote Sensing Group joined what is now CSD in October 2005. The Group was formerly known as the Optical Remote Sensing Division (and before that the Advanced Technique Development Division) of the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL). Our personnel bring more than 30 years of experience developing and applying novel lidar systems for atmospheric research to CSD.
Studying Colorado Front Range air pollution and photochemistry.
Using lidar profiles to estimate the height of the atmospheric boundary layer.
Lidar data from major field campaigns.