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Collaborations and Memberships

  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (http://www.esrl.noaa.gov) - AppalAIR is the only participating site east of the Mississippi River in NOAA's global aerosol monitoring network.
  2. Grandfather Mountain (http://www.grandfather.com) - AppalAIR monitors the weather at the summit of Grandfather Mountain and will be operating a second atmospheric monitoring station behind the Top Shop in the coming months.
  3. North Carolina Division of Air Quality (http://daq.state.nc.us) - The NC Division of Air Quality is assisting AppalAIR in the maintenance and calibration of their trace gas instruments.
  4. MRI: Mountain Research Initiative (http://mri.scnatweb.ch) - AppalAIR is a member institution of the Mountain Research Initiative, which functions to coordinate and disseminate information about atmospheric research in mountains around the world.
  5. State Climate Office of North Carolina (http://www.ncclimate.ncsu.edu) - This office maintains climatic records for the state and supports some of our meteorological monitoring.
  6. Watauga County Schools (http://www.watauga.k12.nc.us) - Through the NASA-CANDOO grant, school kids can join science clubs and learn about the atmosphere.
  7. Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (http://www.pari.edu) - AppalAIR participates in a summer science camp for kids through this institute.
  8. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html) - A recent grant from NASA supports educational outreach for public school children in the surrounding region.
  9. Department of Atmospheric Science, UNC-Asheville (http://www.atms.unca.edu/atms.shtml) - AppalAIR collaborates with faculty member Doug Miller on atmospheric modeling efforts.
  10. Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University (http://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/index.html) - Founding AppalAIR member Ryan Emanuel has recently accepted a position with NC State University, but remains a member of the AppalAIR research group. Ryan's specialty is ecohydrology, the measurement of mass fluxes of water and carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the ecosystem.