Once the collar was assembled, I modeled it myself. It has been a while since I last sewed, so the stitches are not perfect on the velcro edge.

Sewing for NASA

Sewing for NASA Through History There is a long and impressive history of sewing for NASA.  This was one of the hidden jobs that women performed in early days of spaceflight.  Talented seamstresses assembled the first space suits with exceeding precision.  Similarly, early computers relied on read-only memory hand woven by ladies which were essential …

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The first iteration of the aluminum enclosure for the EM27/Sun for our project. This is in a closed state with dew covering it in the morning. The enclosure is on cinder blocks to level the instrument and the enclosure is chained to prevent theft.

Houston TRACER pt. 2

GeoCarb Houston TRACER Campaign As discussed in my previous post, the GeoCarb group deployed EM27/Sun instruments for the Houston TRACER campaign.  The US Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program to measure the atmosphere above Houston, TX in summer 2022.  The GeoCarb group deployed al summer, including two trips where I went.  We …

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My colleague, Vishnu Kadiyala, had the opportunity to help some University of Houston peers launch a weather balloon. This picture was taken at the moment of release.

Houston TRACER

GeoCarb Participates in Houston TRACER Campaign In the summer of 2022, the GeoCarb Mission collaboration participated in the Houston TRACER campaign.  The TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER)  was a field campaign undertaken by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program to measure the atmosphere above Houston, TX.  ARM’s goal was …

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Lucas Livingstone presents a poster of his research to colleagues in meteorology

Lucas Livingstone’s Research

Lucas Livingstone’s Research In Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, Lucas Livingstone participated in the OU First Year Research Engagement (FYRE) program.  Lucas, a Petroleum Engineering student at OU, performed research with me at the Outdoor Urban Air Quality Testing Lab (OU AQTLab).  I have previously discussed the research with Lee Fithian at AQTLab on this …

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A class of students look on as Wes instructs them about instrument theory while his colleague Elizabeth Spicer looks on in the parking lot outside the National Weather Center in Norman, OK. They are teaching meteorology instrumentation for the OU course.

Teaching Meteorology Instrumentation

Teaching Meteorology Instrumentation In the Spring 2022 semester my colleague from GeoCarb, Elizabeth Spicer, and I escaped the lab and went teaching meteorology instrumentation. Each year, the OU METR 3613 Meteorological Measurement Systems class hosts a workshop. On that day, the students leave the classroom setting to meet with subject experts. Members of research groups …

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