Ground-based water vapor atmospheric vertical profiler
DOE Phase II SBIR award DE-SC0019543
$1,550,000. Started April, 2020.
Mesa Photonics and George Washington University scientists will develop ground-based instrumentation for (nearly) continuous measurements of water vapor concentrations and temperature from sea level up to 50,000 ft (15km).
This information is needed for weather and climate forecasting. Instruments will be deployed at Department of Energy test site in Oklahoma, at Mesa’s facility in Santa Fe, NM, at GWU in Washington, D.C., and at a Smithsonian research site on the Chesapeake Bay.
Photo shows our instrument deployed at the Smithsonian site.