ARL Weekly News – Nov 19, 2021

Recent Events

Tennessee Science Bowl

ATDD is a returning member of the Tennessee Science Bowl (TSB) Sponsor Community, which supports one of the largest US Department of Energy high school regional science bowls in the nation. Over 350 high school students and coaches from 60 different schools from across Tennessee will compete on February 25-26, 2022 at Pellissippi State Community College. ATDD’s support of the TSB promotes education and outreach of OAR activities outside of NOAA, which aligns with the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Strategic Plan.

CHEESEHEAD 19 featured in BAMS

ARL and a number of OAR partners were featured in the BAMS November 2021 issue. The Chequamegon Heterogeneous Ecosystem Energy-Balance Study Enabled by a High-Density Extensive Array of Detectors 2019 (CHEESEHEAD19) is an ongoing National Science Foundation project involving over  forty researchers across OAR for  field observations taken in Wisconsin. CHEESEHEAD19  is a systematic field experiment to obtain the systematic regional-scale observations to better understand the interaction of the land surface and the surface energy balance and resulting atmospheric response.  Understanding the interactions of the land surface and the response of the boundary layer is not yet clear, the atmospheric response does not seem to scale throughout similar land areas.

CRN Station Maintenance

Recent torrential rain in the Pacific Northwest greeted the ATDD team visiting the CRN site in Quinault, WA; precipitation totals for November are recorded at NCEI.  Road washouts scrubbed the first attempt by car, requiring a hike through the muddy terrain of Olympic National Park.

USCRN Site in Quinault, WA measured significant rainfall in November 2021.