ARL Weekly News – August 16, 2019

LaToya Myles attended the 2019 NOAA Leadership Seminar (NLS) held at the Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia. NLS 2019 was a five-day residential leadership development program open to all federal employees. “The Right Results, The Right Way” was this year’s theme. Participants focused on the leadership area of ECQ 3: Results Driven as they developed and enhanced their skills in leading people in accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, and technical credibility to achieve NOAA’s mission priorities.

The NOAA Air Resources Laboratory’s Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) is participating in the Chequamegon Heterogeneous Ecosystem Energy-balance Study Enabled by a High-Density Extensive Array of Detectors 2019 (CHEESEHEAD19) campaign near Park Falls, Wisconsin. The aim of CHEESEHEAD19 is to study interactions and feedbacks between the land surface and atmosphere and to improve how these interactions are represented in weather and climate models. During three week-long campaigns in July, August, and September 2019, ATDD is operating two small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). ATDD is using a DJI S-1000 to obtain in-situ temperature and moisture measurements, along with land surface temperature measurements from a downward-pointing infrared camera, in the vicinity of 30-m (100-ft) towers installed in the CHEESEHEAD domain by partners from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). In addition to the DJI S-1000, ATDD is also operating a Meteomatics SSE during CHEESEHEAD. This platform is used for obtaining vertical profiles of temperature, moisture, and wind. During the August and September CHEESEHEAD campaigns, ATDD will fly the Meteomatics adjacent to the NOAA Global Monitoring Division (GMD) 447-m Park Falls tall tower, which is outfitted with an array of meteorological measurements at multiple heights, to evaluate wind speeds and wind directions derived from the Meteomatics.