Collaborations and Memberships

  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ( - AppalAIR is the only participating site east of the Mississippi River in NOAA's global aerosol monitoring network.
  2. Grandfather Mountain ( - AppalAIR monitors the weather station at the summit of Grandfather Mountain.
  3. North Carolina Division of Air Quality ( - The NC Division of Air Quality is assisting AppalAIR in the maintenance and calibration of their trace gas instruments.
  4. MRI: Mountain Research Initiative ( - 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 ( - This office maintains climatic records for the state and supports some of our meteorological monitoring.
  6. Watauga County Schools ( - Through the NASA-CANDOO grant, school kids can join science clubs and learn about the atmosphere.
  7. Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute ( - AppalAIR participates in a summer science camp for kids through this institute.
  8. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ( - A recent grant from NASA supports educational outreach for public school children in the surrounding region.
  9. Department of Atmospheric Science, UNC-Asheville ( - AppalAIR collaborates with faculty member Doug Miller on atmospheric modeling efforts.
  10. Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University (
  11. UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) (