Storm Peak Laboratory: A Research, Teaching, and Service Facility for the Atmospheric Sciences

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The Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL), operated by the Atmospheric Sciences Center of the Desert Research Institute, is now located in a newly constructed permanent building at elevation 3210 m (10 530 ft) above mean sea level in the northwestern Colorado Rocky Mountains. The laboratory provides a site for the conduct of basic and applied research in the atmospheric sciences, hands-on instruction in meteorology for students ranging from middle school through graduate school, and high-elevation atmospheric measurement programs for various scientific groups, agencies, and private companies. This article provides a background of the history of SPL, its past and current activities, and a description of the facilities and opportunities available at the laboratory.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Randolph D. Borys, Atmospheric Sciences Center, Desert Research Institute, P.O. Box 60220, Reno, NV 89506. E-mail: borys@sage.dri.edu

The Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL), operated by the Atmospheric Sciences Center of the Desert Research Institute, is now located in a newly constructed permanent building at elevation 3210 m (10 530 ft) above mean sea level in the northwestern Colorado Rocky Mountains. The laboratory provides a site for the conduct of basic and applied research in the atmospheric sciences, hands-on instruction in meteorology for students ranging from middle school through graduate school, and high-elevation atmospheric measurement programs for various scientific groups, agencies, and private companies. This article provides a background of the history of SPL, its past and current activities, and a description of the facilities and opportunities available at the laboratory.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Randolph D. Borys, Atmospheric Sciences Center, Desert Research Institute, P.O. Box 60220, Reno, NV 89506. E-mail: borys@sage.dri.edu
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