AppalAIR (Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research)

The Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research Program (AppalAIR) was initiated to better understand changing regional meteorology, air quality and their impacts on climate change and ecosystem health. The AppalAIR facilities at Appalachian are home to the only co-located National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Global Monitoring Division (NOAA, GMD), NASA AErosol RObotic NETwork (NASA AERONET) and NASA Micro-pulsed Lidar Network (NASA MPLNET) aerosol monitoring sites in the U.S., along with co-located meteorological stations, trace gas measurements (ozone, carbon dioxide) and measurements of snowfall events.

Partners: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Biology
Department of Computer Science
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Department of Geography and Planning