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HI-SCALE Day 1: Calm Before the Storm
Apr 25, 2016       
Sunday, April 24, 2016, the HI-SCALE campaign (part 1) officially started. The Gulfstream-159 (G-1) aircraft made its way from Pasco, Washington, to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, just yesterday—on board were the pilots, mechanics, and a few Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists. The flight at 19,000 feet was bumpy (mainly due to the Rocky Mountains not far below), [...]

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Radar Calibration, Grooming, and Alignment at the ARM Oliktok Point Site
Jan 18, 2016       
Before a radar site is "turned on" to the public, there are many steps required to make sure the data are of the highest quality, and satisfies the requirements for scientific usage. One of the primary steps is calibration of the radar system to ensure measurements are accurate and repeatable. An entire suite of performance tests [...]

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Top of the World
Jan 18, 2016       
Stepping off the plane in Barrow, Alaska, feels like stepping into someone's family reunion. The single-terminal airport was packed with people, but not with passengers flying south; family and friends flooded the small room, yelling of happy words echoed each other. Everyone was smiling and catching up, while I stood there wide-eyed, surprised how casual [...]

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