Things are heating up here in Las Vegas with temperatures in the high 90s as the frontal passages and stratospheric intrusions of last week are a distant memory. There’s lots of ozone today, but I’m afraid it’s all home grown; the only stratospheric intrusion we’re seeing is from the Stratosphere Hotel, which looms large across… Read More

We had our first IOP (Intensive Operating Period) today with two ozonesonde launches and a research flight by the Scientific Aviation Mooney in addition to the ongoing measurements. The mobile van left the company of the Angels and descended into Sin City for two circuits. Tomorrow looks to be even hotter (100°F+) with a good… Read More

As if driving 5 hours across the wilds of Utah and Nevada in an under powered 30 year old truck wasn’t enough, Raul and Chris proceeded to spend several hours setting up the TOPAZ ozone lidar at the North Las Vegas Airport (NLVA) and then took 3 hours of amazing data that captured adjacent filaments… Read More

The first step to a successful field campaign is getting the equipment there in one piece! Raul and Chris had a little adventure on the way from Boulder this morning when the TOPAZ truck mysteriously lost power somewhere near mile marker 90 on I-15 in the middle of Utah. Turns out the air intake and… Read More