Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) Records

The ATD digital collection consists of several publications, including Atmospheric Technology, Facilities for Atmospheric Research, ATD Observer, and Research Aviation Facility Bulletins-- all rich resources for researching the history of scientific ballooning, research aviation, computing, and field observing facilities and field projects. The digital collection also includes select correspondence and photographs of ATD staff.


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ATD Observer, Summer 1992
ATD Observer, Summer 1992
A newsletter published twice a year by the Atmospheric Technology Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research covering research and development in observational atmospheric and oceanic science. Includes articles, photographs, diagrams, and tables. This issue includes the following articles: ATD gears up for TOGA COARE field study; Director's Corner; University class chases storms with CLASS; CLASS technology now available commercially; DFS plays a key role in ATD instrument development; CSU-CHILL radar gets polarization improvements; Colloquium students explore atmospheric measurements; and Meeting announcement- NCAR remote sensing workshop.
ATD Observer, Volume 1, Summer 1990
ATD Observer, Volume 1, Summer 1990
A newsletter published twice a year by the Atmospheric Technology Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research covering research and development in observational atmospheric and oceanic science. Includes articles, photographs, diagrams, and tables. This issue includes the following articles: ALOHA lidar on Electra maps sodium layers, Director's Corner by Richard Carbone, NAILS lidar nearing completion, Revised allocation system in place, New ATD sensor measures low humidities, ASTER facility now operational, Mobile CLASS hits the road, RAF eyes aircraft laser navigation systems, RAF Aircraft get advanced data display systems, Mile high radar helps save lives, ATD reorganizes; Names two new groups, Integrated sounding system development underway, Deadlines for facility requests, ATD observational support facilities, and Meeting announcements. This copy includes handwritten comments by Bob Serafin.
ATD Observer, Winter 1991
ATD Observer, Winter 1991
A newsletter published twice a year by the Atmospheric Technology Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research covering research and development in observational atmospheric and oceanic science. Includes articles, photographs, diagrams, and tables. This issue includes the following articles: PAM stations weather Amazon rainforest, Director's Corner by Richard Carbone, ELDORA-ASTRAEA airborne radar nearing completion, Cloud chemistry sampler under development, New ATD radar finds dual role, ATD plays major role in HaRP study of warm rainbands, RDP combines data service and development, CSU-CHILL radar ready for use, NCAR/ATD field program support FY91, ASTER blossoms during FLAT, King Air status uncertain for FY92, Deadlines for facility requests, and Meeting announcements.
ATD Observer, Winter 1992
ATD Observer, Winter 1992
A newsletter published twice a year by the Atmospheric Technology Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research covering research and development in observational atmospheric and oceanic science. Includes articles, photographs, diagrams, and tables. This issue includes the following articles: CP-2 radar in CaPE solves cloud-echo puzzle; CaPE thunderstorm scientists get striking dataset; ATD moves into Foothills Laboratory; Director's Corner; RDP's zeb display debuts in CaPE; NSF supports ATD observing facilities; Massive database in preparation on Kuwait smoke; ATD staff win two of the four NCAR Annual Awards; 8-mm tapes adopted for data recording; Armored T-28 enters 23rd year of severe storm research; and ELDORA takes big strides toward completion.
ATD Observer, Winter-Summer 1993
ATD Observer, Winter-Summer 1993
A newsletter published twice a year by the Atmospheric Technology Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research covering research and development in observational atmospheric and oceanic science. Includes articles, photographs, diagrams, and tables. This issue includes the following articles: DoD-surplus C-130 joins NCAR aircraft fleet; NCAR research aircraft fleet restructuring in full swing; ELDORA debuts during TOGA COARE; Director's Corner; Spotlight on people: the heartbeat of ATD; New observing facilities gopher available on the internet; ATD dropwindsonde technology set for commercial use; ATD tests interferometric wind profiling; ISS team wins NCAR technology advancement award; New water isotope technique tested for cloud studies; and Workshop advises ATD on new remote sensing system.
Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) Director's talk to UCAR Board of Trustees
Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) Director's talk to UCAR Board of Trustees
This document provides a summary of the long range plans for the Research Aviation Facility (RAF). It includes detailed descriptions of research aircraft; staff; future needs; research directions in air chemistry, boundary layer and middle and upper tropospheric exchange, winter storms, convective storm and mesoscale storm studies, weather modification, and climate; research programs requiring aircraft support; and decision points on aircraft and aircraft system development.
Atmospheric Technology, December 1973
Atmospheric Technology, December 1973
Atmospheric Technology (formerly Facilities for atmospheric research) was a publication of the NCAR Facilities Laboratory produced by the NCAR publications and graphic arts staff. This issue contains the following articles: NHRE: a modern prototype field experiment; Students contribute to NHRE; Student issue of Atmospheric Technology; An overview of the National Hail Research Experiment; Summary of 1973 field operations; NHRE radar; Data acquisition and display system; Design of the hail suppression experiment; Cloud seeding operations; Surface precipitation network; The hail catcher; The mesonet; Radiosonde network; Cloud photography; Research aircraft; The armored T-28; NHRE use of the x-band transponder; Data management; Supporting research; The environmental and societal impacts of NHRE; and Publications by NHRE participants.
Atmospheric Technology, Fall 1975
Atmospheric Technology, Fall 1975
Atmospheric Technology (formerly Facilities for atmospheric research) was published semiannually for the NCAR Atmospheric Technology Division. This issue focuses on instruments and techniques for probing the atmospheric boundary layer. It contains the following articles: Need for boundary-layer measurements and their significance for solving atmospheric problems; Sensors and techniques for the direct measurement of turbulent fluxes and profiles in the atmospheric surface layer; Turbulence measurements in the marine boundary layer; Measurement of turbulent fluxes by fluxatron and NIFTI techniques; The measurement of pressure fluctuations in the atmospheric boundary layer; The use of a tethered kite-balloon to probe the lowest levels of atmosphere; The use of tetroons for probing the atmospheric boundary layer; The use of aircraft for probing the atmospheric boundary layer; Optical techniques for probing the boundary layer; The use of chemical tracers for studying pollutant behavior in the atmospheric planetary boundary layer; Simulation of atmospheric boundary layers in wind tunnels; The air-sea interaction simulation facility at the Institut de Mecanique Statistique de la turbulence; Laboratory simulation of the convective planetary boundary layer; Aircraft static pressure errors: their measurement and influence on related meteorological measurements.
Atmospheric Technology, Fall 1979
Atmospheric Technology, Fall 1979
Atmospheric Technology (formerly Facilities for atmospheric research) was published semiannually for the NCAR Atmospheric Technology Division. This issue focuses on science and computing services- a changing philosophy. It contains the following articles: Toward achieving the goal of atmospheric scientists- understanding our atmosphere; NCAR's role in the Global Weather Experiment; Mesoscale model system software; Coronal dynamics experiment systems of the Mauna Loa Observing Station- an overview; A spherical shell convection and dynamo model; Ocean basin modeling; The role of computers in the remote sensing of the atmosphere from space; New hardware; New addition; Computing facility operations; User access to the CRAY-1 computer; NCAR's software libraries; Standards for FORTRAN; Graphics and the NCAR network; Management reporting systems; The mass storage system: a case history in the acquisition of advanced hardware; Software testing; Remote job entry to the NCAR system of computers; The NCAR local computer network; Computing Facility training program; and Data archived at NCAR.
Atmospheric Technology, Fall 1981
Atmospheric Technology, Fall 1981
Atmospheric Technology (formerly Facilities for atmospheric research) was published semiannually for the NCAR Atmospheric Technology Division. This issue focuses on recent progress in radar meteorology. It contains the following articles: Recent advances in doppler radar probing of the clear atmosphere; Coherent polarization- diversity radar concepts and applications; Dual-polarization radar: techniques and applications; Millimeter-wave radar applications in meteorology; Hail growth investigations through use of dual-wavelength radar observations; Three-dimensional air motion from dual-doppler radar data; A review of microwave radar observations in the planetary boundary layer; Retrieving buoyancy and pressure fluctuations from doppler radar observations- a status report; Forecasting applications of doppler radar; A pattern-recognition technique for use with conventional weather radar to determine internal storm motions; and Radar meteorology- development in the 1980s.
Atmospheric Technology, June 1973
Atmospheric Technology, June 1973
Atmospheric Technology (formerly Facilities for atmospheric research) was a publication of the NCAR Facilities Laboratory produced by the NCAR publications and graphic arts staff. This issue contains the following articles: Research Systems Facility and instrument development, Research Systems Facility: an introduction; Early wind vanes and anemometers; Optimally designed experiments; Instrument calibration; the NCAR wind-finding dropsonde; The dropsonde receiver-transmitter; The dropsonde sensors and data transmission; Dropsonde data reception and processing; The C-MOS oscillator; Dropsonde velocity measurements based on omega signals; Development of an improved lyman-alpha hygrometer; Data handling features of the Electra data management system; Remote sensing of the atmosphere; Weather radar: achievements, promises, and problems; Equipment development in the National Weather Service; The status and future of direct meteorological observations; and Short reports.

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