NCAR Explorer Series Conversations tonight 5 -6 pm (MDT) “Atmospheric Instrumentation and Measurements: Building the Foundation for Field Research”

We invite you to join us for a virtual Explorer Series Conversation, “Atmospheric Instrumentation and Measurements: Building the Foundation for Field Research” tonight from 5:00-6:00 pm (MDT). The event will consist of an overview of instrumentation and atmospheric measurement lessons that have been created for use by students, teachers, and weather enthusiasts.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -  5:00 - 6:00 P.M. (MDT) 5:00 - 5:40 pm MDT — Welcome and short presentations from panelists 5:40 - 6:00 pm MDT — Questions & Discussion with audience and panelists

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Research abstract: Have you ever wondered what kind of instruments are used to make measurements of the atmosphere? How do scientists measure atmospheric parameters such as pressure, trace gases or wind? In this Explorer Series Conversations event, we speak with scientists and educators who have created a series of ten meteorological instrumentation and measurement training lessons to build a foundation for field research.

These interactive, multimedia educational lessons focus on the science involved in measuring basic atmospheric parameters and can help with successful instrument siting and data collection for various efforts. They can also be used to enhance traditional instruction on topics such as instrument types, measurement techniques, site selection, and measurement uncertainty. While the course is geared towards early graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the atmospheric and related sciences fields, the content is extensible to other disciplines where treatment of these topics is relevant. In total, the training lessons provide approximately 20 hours of atmospheric instrumentation and measurement training. Whether you’re a weather enthusiast, geoscience faculty member, or college student, join us for an engaging and interactive discussion to find out more about these lessons, how you can use them for free, and ask questions about being out on a scientific field research project.

The Instrumentation and Measurement of Atmospheric Parameters course was produced as part of a collaborative effort by the NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory, Millersville University, and The COMET Program.

Watch the short overview video to find out more about these lessons and Explorer the Instrumentation and Measurement of Atmospheric Parameters courses on the NCAR EOL’s website

For more information and to watch archived lectures, visit the NCAR Explorer Series Website.

Calendar Timing: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm MDT

Posted by Auliya McCauley-Hartner at ext. 8303, hartner@ucar.edu

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