Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy



Targeted Observations of Blowing Snow during SAIL

1 September 2022 - 15 June 2023

Lead Scientist: Aaron Kennedy

Observatory: amf

SAIL-TOBS will deploy additional instrumentation including the Open Snowflake Camera for Research and Education (OSCRE) and FlowCapt FC4 acoustic mass flux sensors to observe mixed-phase and frozen hydrometeors during the second winter of the SAIL campaign. Microphysical observations from OSCRE will complement available in situ and remotely sensed platforms deployed with the AMF2. Observations acquired will include images of hydrometeors, derived particle size distributions (PSDs, d > 50μm), and blowing snow mass flux. These observations will be used to identify periods of falling/blowing snow to understand conditions leading up to and during these events.


  • Parent Campaign
  • Sibling Campaign