Recording Available: ARM Tethered Balloon Systems Webinar

Published: 17 January 2024

Editor’s note (January 17, 2024): The tethered balloon systems webinar recording is now available for viewing.

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s tethered balloon systems (TBS), which consist of a helium-filled balloon, tether, winch, and sensors, provide a safe way to gather data related to wind, turbulence, thermodynamic state, and aerosols through the atmospheric boundary layer.

An upcoming webinar will provide information for people interested in using TBS data in their research. This two-hour Zoom webinar, starting at noon Eastern time (9 a.m. Pacific) on Tuesday, January 16, will feature:

  • an overview of TBS baseline instrumentation and datastreams
  • a discussion on upcoming ARM TBS proposal calls and operating locations
  • a demonstration of how to access TBS datastreams through ARM’s Data Discovery browser
  • user science examples using TBS data from ARM and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), which, like ARM, is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility.

Register for the TBS webinar today.

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ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.