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Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities  (LAOF)


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Linnea  M. Avallone lavallon@nsf.gov (703) 292-8521   


Apply to PD 04-1529 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime


The National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Atmospheric Sciences (ATM), Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF) Program consists of planning, budgeting, coordination, and oversight of multi-user national facilities that are sponsored by NSF for the geosciences research community. Program Management resides within ATM in the UCAR and Lower Atmospheric Facilities Oversight Section (ULAFOS) which provides a single point for coordination.

Geosciences research often requires specialized facilities, instrumentation and field support services to carry out scientific field work that is needed to understand the complex, interdependent geophysical processes, often covering remote areas of the globe. Making platforms and instrumentation available to support scientific experiments depends upon adequate acquisition, operation, maintenance, upgrading and replacement of these facilities. Also these platforms and instruments may collect large and sometimes unique data sets that must be validated, archived and made available to the research community. Likewise both pre- and post-planning for scientific field programs (e.g., experimental design, operational plans, logistical support) in which NSF sponsored facilities are deployed is an important element of the overall program.


Additional LAOF Program Information


NCAR/Facilities Section

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program


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