Clean air

burning the midnight oil

micrometeorology at work
The lights are on in Clean Air (above, 1978 photo from Kevin Bisset) and in the science field upwind of CAF; presumably this is Craig and Marshall adjusting their instruments. Their UC Davis micrometeorology project involved measuring temperatures, air movements, heat gain etc from many locations and elevations in a small area. Their data was recorded on one of the computers in the dome.

bradley c otter
Here's Brad in clean air, checking his computers. This is one of the spots that has watched the decline and fall of the ozone layer over the years. That is part of the project called "Geophysical Monitoring for Climatic Change" in our day. It has since been renamed the "Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory" project. Brad is still with NOAA and makes it back to Pole now and then as well as to the other observation sites around the world.. Oh yes, during the 1996-97 summer season the new "Atmospheric Research Observatory" (ARO) was completed. This two-story elevated modern structure (built in the general vicinity of CAF) replaced CAF which was demolished the following summer, presumbably to be shipped back to the real world along with the rest of the trash and garbage nowadays..

the CAF team gets cargo
John (seated at left) is warming up and chatting with Gary, Craig and Brad after driving out here with some supplies.

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