Video courtesy the National Science Foundation
Contact:  Dan Wolfe

BAO Tower Study on Water Vapor and Climate Featured in National Science Foundation Video

June 24, 2013

ESRL Physical Sciences Division (PSD) researcher Dan Wolfe of CIRES, is co-author of a study investigating how water vapor moving around Earth's atmosphere could impact climate and water resources. The study was recently highlighted in a National Science Foundation video.

Data for the study was collected from a 1,000-ft. tower at the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) in Erie, Colorado. The BAO is a research facility maintained by PSD and used for a variety of research experiments that focus on the planetary boundary layer, and for testing and calibrating atmospheric sensors.

Related Scientific Paper:
Noone, D., Risi, C., Bailey, A., Berkelhammer, M., Brown, D. P., Buenning, N., Gregory, S., Nusbaumer, J., Schneider, D., Sykes, J., Vanderwende, B., Wong, J., Meillier, Y., and Wolfe, D., (Feb 2013): Determining water sources in the boundary layer from tall tower profiles of water vapor and surface water isotope ratios after a snowstorm in Colorado. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1607-1623, doi:10.5194/acp-13-1607-2013.