Research Programs

Appalachian State University works with multiple NASA institutions to study various subfields of Atmospheric Science. AppalAIR works with the Global Monitoring Division of the Earth System Research Laboratory, ESRL/GMD, to conclude Aerosols studies in the Appalachia Regions. It also works with NASA's AErosol RObotic NETwork, AERONET, on establishing an Aerosols database for various properties. AppalAIR works on NASA's Mirco-Pulse Lidar Network, MPLNET, to measure aerosol and cloud vertical structure and boundary layer heights.  Lastly, AppalAIR collaborates with the Solar Radiation Network, SolRad-Net, on solar flux measurements.