The first ‘S’ in BLISS stands for Sensing. Find sensing (observing) resources commonly used by BLISS team members.
The BLISS group also has access to profilers that are not asscoiated with mobile platforms. ASSIST NSSL acquired an LR-Tech Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer By Infrared Spectral Technology thermodynamic profiling platform. The ASSIST is similar in many ways to the AERI platform which operates onboard the CLAMPS platforms.
The Collaborative Lower Mobile Atmospheric Profiling System (CLAMPS) is a trailer-based observing platform which integrates a Doppler lidar, microwave radiometer, and an atmospheric emitted radiance interferometer–or AERI–into one system. Two CLAMPS are housed at the NWC; CLAMPS1 is owned and operated by the Univeristy of Oklahoma while CLAMPS2 is owned and operated by NOAA-NSSL.
The CopterSonde is an uncrewed aerial system (UAS) developed at the Univeristy of Oklahoma for the observation of lower atmospheric conditions. Tony Segales (OU-CIWRO) is the main developer of the system, and continuous to work in the BLISS group as the engineer improving and supporting this system and expanding capaibilities generally.
The Doppler lidar truck takes the concept of CLAMPS and downscales it into a more nimble tool for storm-following deployments. Unlike CLAMPS, a pickup-truck-based system is able to deploy and redeploy in nearly any location in minutes or less.
Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station (KAEFS) is a 360 acre (146 ha) environmental research and education facility located approximately 28 km southwest of the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.