The first S in BLISS stands for sensing and the second stands for simulation. BLISS group members often participate in data collection out in the field or conduct numerical experiments using a variety of models. The two often complement each other in the search for better understanding of the boundary layer. Various observation platforms and numerical resources available to BLISS members are described here.
The Collaborative Lower Mobile Profiling System (CLAMPS) is a trailer-based platform which includes a Doppler LiDAR, a microwave radiometer, an Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI), and a sounding system. Two CLAMPS systems are operated out of the NWC: OU-NSSL CLAMPS1 and NOAA-NSSL CLAMPS2.