NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory 325 Broadway R/CSL3 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 and climate, aviation and weather forecasting, wind energy, and marine ecosystems.
Our capabilities and interests include both the development and deployment of state-of-the-art lidar and spectroscopic instrumentation, and the interpretation of data obtained with these systems.
We work closely with the Tropospheric Chemistry and Cloud & Aerosol Processes research programs within CSL on air quality and climate related field studies, and with other laboratories 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 research program joined what is now CSL in October 2005. The program 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 CSL.