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Past Projects

AIRMAP — The primary mission of AIRMAP was to develop a detailed understanding of climate variability and the source of persistent air pollutants in New England. The goal was to identify the causes of climate variability, predict air quality changes as an addition to daily weather forecasts, and to demonstrate new forecasting technologies.

COSMO — A long-term neutron measurement project, under the tutelage of the late Dr. Jack Lockwood and Dr. Jim Ryan of UNH's Physics Department, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space. This was the longest running research project at the Observatory, having run from 1955-2006.

GroundWinds — This LIDAR wind measurement system measured winds from the ground up to 40,000 feet by using a laser beam and some very sophisticated optical techniques.

New England Air Quality Study (NEAQS) 2002 — The primary goal of the New England Air Quality Study was an improved understanding of the atmospheric processes that control the production and distribution of air pollutants in the New England region.

Polarstern Cruise — During the months of October and November 2003 the Observatory's former Chief Scientist Alex Pszenny and former Staff Scientist Andy Wall participated in a research cruise aboard the German vessel Polarstern.

Snow Gauge Project — During the winter of 2000 two electronic devices that measure "liquid equivalent precipitation rate" were tested on the summit. The testing was one element of the FAA's Aviation Weather Research Program (AWRP); to increase the scientific understanding of atmospheric processes that cause the development of hazardous weather, which in turn, impacts aviation.

Visibility Meter — An instrument on the summit is currently being evaluated for ASOS (Auto Surface Observation System) that can determine visibility.

Mount Washington Icing Sensor Project (MWISP) — An April 1999 research project that evaluated remote sensing technologies for sensing icing conditions ahead of aircraft.

Current Research Sponsors
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)     NASA EPSCoR logo
Current Collaborators

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Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) logo

University of New Hampshire (UNH) logo

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Eric Kelsey, Director of Research
(603) 535-2271
ekelsey@mountwashington.org

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