NOAA Air Resources Laboratory 75th Anniversary Open House

Hosted by the Special Operations and Research Division

Wednesday, June 26, 2024


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 Special Operations and Research Division in Idaho Falls, ID is hosting this open house event. Attendees will have the chance to talk to the scientists, engineers, and technicians building weather stations, collected measurements and conducting the research. Stations set around the grounds will demonstrate the ways we gather data.

SORD Open House Agenda

  • Welcome and Halls of History
  • Weather, INL Area Climate, and Mesonet
  • Tech Time
  • Balloon Release
  • Instruments
  • IDA  Tower Visit
  • Closing Remarks
  • Lunch, questions and discussion