NOAA Air Resources Laboratory 75th Anniversary Open House

Hosted by Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Photo credit: D.L. Senn, ORAU/NOAA ARL


The NOAA Air Resource Laboratory’s (ARL) roots were in tracing dispersion during wartime in the 1940s. 75 years later, ARL’s same atmospheric transport and dispersion capabilities continue to be applied to a range of peacetime uses that can better human health and quality of life. Today, ARL’s mission is to improve the ability of the Nation to protect human and ecosystem health and to support a vibrant economy through advanced atmospheric sciences and technologies.

As part of the 75th Anniversary celebrations, the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division in Oak Ridge, TN is hosting this open house event. Attendees will have the chance to talk to the scientists, engineers, and technicians conducting the research. Several stations set around the grounds will demonstrate the ways we gather data.

The Open House will include time standing and walking on concrete and grass around the grounds of ATDD. This event will go ahead rain or shine, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.


ATDD Open House Agenda

  • Welcome and ATDD History Overview
  • UrbanNet Program
  • Boundary Layer Research, Part 1
  • Boundary Layer Research, Part 2
  • US Climate Reference Network
  • Chestnut Ridge Research / Surface Energy Budget Network / Fire Weather Research
  • Closing Remarks
  • Optional Cookout
  • Optional Facility Tour

*Please note the order of talks may differ during the event