To start a new winter season for 2024, Dr. Chu and I with the other three group members (Shannen, Ari and Gary) met at Houston International Airport and departed United States for New Zealand together. This will be the first time for Shannen, Ari and Gary to reach the Southern Hemisphere, which makes them very… Read More

Greetings from Christchurch, New Zealand!!! I still can’t believe everything! I got the news that I might be deployed to McMurdo Station, Antarctica two weeks ago, now I’m already waiting for my winter flight to the ice in New Zealand. I called Dr. Chu on Thursday at 2:31pm about my New Zealand Visa approval and… Read More

To many “Antarcticans”, Antarctica is simply known as “The Ice”.  Celebrating birthday on the ice is a lucky thing to any Antarctican, and I became one of the lucky Antarcticans on Dec. 28, 2022, who celebrated birthday on the ice! The Chu Lidar Group planned a party for me in Crary library on Wednesday night… Read More

We just published a paper in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) on the first lidar observations of regular occurrence of mid-latitude thermosphere-ionosphere Na (TINa) layers over Boulder. This is the first time that metal layers are regularly seen at these extreme altitudes in the atmosphere. Just 10 years ago, Chu’s team discovered such high-altitude metal… Read More