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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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All About the Pyrheliometers: 12th Annual IPC Conference
Jan 18, 2016       
Every 5 years the World Radiation Center/Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos in Davos, Switzerland, hosts the International Pyrheliometer Comparison (IPC). Participants bring their instruments to the IPC and receive the transferred World Radiometric Reference (WRR) standard. This year was the 12th annual conference, and my fourth time attending. The purpose of this conference is to provide participants with [...]

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