PNNL and Sandia install new LAP3000 Radar Wind Profiler in Alaska
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory installed a new Scintec LAP®3000 Radar Wind Profiler at the ARM Climate Research Facilities in Oliktok on the North Slope of Alaska. The Oliktok site is located approximately 300 kilometers southeast of the fixed ARM site in Barrow and will join ARM’s existing suite of permanent climate observation facilities around the world. Measurements in the Arctic are vital because dramatic changes are occurring at rates greater than predicted by any model. One of the most pressing remaining questions is why the Arctic sea ice is melting so much faster than the models predict. Answering that question requires data acquired from over the Arctic sea ice.