Lately, a full day of TOPAZ run has meant an average of 12 to 15 hours a day. We try to stretch, stand up when we can and enjoy what the outsides of the North Las Vegas Airport has to offer: the neighbors contractors junkyard, a palm tree, a bit of wildlife, a part of… Read More

The TOPAZ lidar was originally developed to be airborne, but has been truck-based since 2012. It is based on a compact solid-state laser system originally developed by NASA and incorporates state-of-the-art technologies that makes it compact and lightweight with low power consumption. On the picture below, you can see a black box that contains the… Read More

Today we celebrate half of the campaign and already a lot has been done: more than 200 hours of TOPAZ measurements and a record of 38 hours straight, 14 ozonesondes, 2 IOPs and stratospheric intrusions, Mexican fires, Asian transport …. But we are still waiting for Andy to check out the pool !… Read More