ABLE IOP Questionnaire Submission:

janet machol

Question NumberQuestionPrinciple ScientistInstitutionResponse
1Principle Investigator:macholNOAAjanet machol
3Instrument:macholNOAAInstrument is a lidar (DIAL) that profiles water vapor in the atmosphere.
4Brief statement of work:macholNOAAWe will be doing continuous measurements. Moisture transport from the nocturnal low level jet ios particularly of interest. The instrument will not run during inclement weather or if there are very bright clouds.
5Date of arrival at ABLE:macholNOAA27 May 02 or 3 June 02
6Dates of operation:macholNOAAfrom start date until ~ 23 June 02
7Hours of operation:macholNOAAcontinuous
8Date of departure:macholNOAA~23 June 02
9Names of personnel who will be working at the site:macholNOAAJanet Machol Tom Ayers
10Requested instrument location:macholNOAACentral Site
11-aSite Support:
Will you request assistance of the ABLE Site Scientist during deployment or operations?
11-a-1Estimate the number of man-hours requested:macholNOAAperhaps 4 hours during deployment, occasional afterwards
11-a-2Will the Site Scientist require special training?macholNOAAno
11-a-3Is an operating procedure available for ABLE evaluation and use (if yes, please provide us a copy; if no, when will an operating procedure be available?macholNOAAnot written yet will provide one on arrival
11-bWill you need assistance with on-site delivery or unloading, e.g., access to a forklift, etc.?macholNOAAwe could use manpower; see above.
11-cWill you need transportation between sites (if yes, explain)?macholNOAAno.
11-dWill you need on-site communications?macholNOAAyes.
12-aFacility Requests:
Dimensions of instrument, equipment and shelter:
macholNOAAlidar: ~3' deep x 7' wide x 6' tall We also have a little met station that we will set up nearby.
12-bAdditional space required for access, support facilities, vehicles, etc.:macholNOAA
12-cRequests for the setting, e.g., grade, vegetation, concrete support pad, etc.:macholNOAAA concrete pad near computer trailer would be nice.
12-dAccess requirements (vehicle or pedestrian, frequency):macholNOAANeed ~4' clearance on long sides of instrument.
12-eShelter request for instrument, equipment, personnel:macholNOAAWe would like space to set up a desk top computer and a laptop.
13-aEquipment Requested:
Routine tools:
13-bSpecial tools:macholNOAA
13-cElectronic parts:macholNOAA
13-dDiagnostic or test equipment:macholNOAA
13-eSimple hardware:macholNOAA
13-fSimple building material:macholNOAA
13-gLaboratory material:macholNOAA
14-aExpendables Requested:
Specialty gases:
14-dCleaning materials:macholNOAA
14-fStationery supplies:macholNOAA
15-a-1Utilites Requested:
Power: Source & number of circuits:
macholNOAA2 circuits for lidar 1 of 5-15 and 1 of 5-20 receptacle
15-a-2Voltage & total amperage:macholNOAA1 of 115 V, 15 amps 1 of 115 V, 20 amps
15-a-3Single- or 3-phase?macholNOAAsingle
15-cSewage & waste disposal:macholNOAA
16-aInterference and susceptibility to interference (include information on power output and frequency):
16-bElectromagnetic:macholNOAApossibly susceptible to strong fields
16-cAcoustic:macholNOAAsusceptible to low frequency vibrations
17-aSafety Issues:
Does this equipment emit microwave radiation?
17-a-1What is the output power?macholNOAA
17-a-2Restricted safety area:macholNOAA
17-bDoes this equipment emit acoustic energy?macholNOAAno
17-b-1Frequency range:macholNOAA
17-b-2dB at 5 feet from source:macholNOAA
17-b-3Direction of maximum acoustic energy:macholNOAA
17-cDoes this equipment emit laser energy?macholNOAAyes
17-c-2Laser power:macholNOAA<2 mW
17-c-3Is the laser eye-safe?macholNOAAlaser outside of housing is eyesafe
17-c-4What purpose does it perform?macholNOAAIt is used to probe the atmosphere.
17-c-5Will a restricted area be required?macholNOAAno
17-dHazardous materials used, e.g., toxic materials, compressed gases, cryogens, etc. (Material Safety Data Sheets are required):macholNOAAmethanol and acetone
17-d-1Quantity to be stored at the site:macholNOAAsmall eyedropper bottles for cleaning optics.
17-d-2How will hazardous materials be stored?macholNOAA
17-d-3How will material be installed into the equipment?macholNOAA
17-d-4How will excess material be disposed?macholNOAAwill be saved.
17-e-1Specify the waste generated by the operation of the equipment: Type of waste:macholNOAAnone
17-e-2Quantity of waste:macholNOAA
17-e-3Form of hazardous waste:macholNOAA
17-e-4Plan for disposal of waste:macholNOAA
17-fWill work be performed at an elevated area or confined space?macholNOAAno
17-f-1How will work area be accessed?macholNOAA
17-f-2Height of the fall potential:macholNOAA
17-f-3Plan for fall protection (handrails, safety harness and SOP for their use):macholNOAA
17-gWill safety equipment be properly maintained and deployed (yes, no, or n/a)?macholNOAAyes
17-g-1Fire extinguishers:macholNOAA?
17-g-2-aSigns denoting: Hearing hazard:macholNOAA
17-g-2-bMicrowave radiation:macholNOAA
17-g-2-cRestricted area:macholNOAAyes
17-g-2-dHazardous materials:macholNOAA
17-g-2-eSafety glasses required:macholNOAAno
17-g-2-fHigh voltage or energized electrical equipment:macholNOAAyes
17-g-2-gTripping hazards:macholNOAAno
17-g-2-hOther identified hazards:macholNOAA"laser in use"
17-hAre there any other known safety issues and/or requirements?macholNOAA
18Do you have weather support requirements?macholNOAAno
18-a-1List specific cloud, precipitation, etc. conditions that must be known in order to make operational decisions or that could favorably or adversly impact your experiment:macholNOAAdoesnt work well in inclement weather, bright clouds high winds (or tornadoes)
18-a-2What is the desired forecast lead time for each of the conditions listed above in 18-a-1?macholNOAAonly require severe weather warnings.
18-b-1List specific conditions that could cause safety hazards for your operations, e.g., lightning, high winds, etc.:macholNOAAlightning
18-b-2Desired weather warning lead time:macholNOAA
19If you have any other support requirements that have not been addressed by questions 1-19, please explain them here:macholNOAAWe would like to discuss computer network connections with you.
20List the atmospheric data that you will release to ABLE and the estimated availability date (months after IOP) for each of these data:macholNOAAWe will be able to provide water vapor profiles within days.
21-aFor each of the data types that you listed in item 20, please provide information on the following data attributes, as applicable:
21-bAccuracy (proximity to true value):macholNOAA~10%
21-cPrecision (repeatability, reciprocal of sample variance):macholNOAA
21-dRange of acceptable values:macholNOAA
21-eTemporal resolution (temporal representativeness of observation):macholNOAA~15 minutes at night, 1 hour during day in good conditions
21-fTemporal reporting interval (time interval between successive observations):macholNOAA~15 minutes at night, 1 hour during day in good conditions
21-gVertical resolution:macholNOAA~120 m
21-hVertical range:macholNOAA3 km
21-iVertical coordinate (meters above mean sea level, millibars, etc.):macholNOAAmeters AGL
21-jHorizontal resolution:macholNOAAn/a
21-kHorizontal range:macholNOAAn/a
21-lHorizontal coordinate:macholNOAAn/a
21-mAngular resolution:macholNOAAn/a
21-nAngular spacing:macholNOAAn/a
21-oSpectral resolution:macholNOAAn/a
21-pSpectral range:macholNOAAn/a
22What data format do you plan to use?macholNOAAbscan
23Provide an estimate of the data volume, itemized by observation:macholNOAA
24List the in situ quantities you require for comparison with your instrument data:macholNOAAtemp, pressure, RH
25List the additional in situ quantities you require:macholNOAA
26List the remotely sensed quantities you require for comparison with your instrument data:macholNOAAtemp, pressure, RH
27List the additional remotely sensed quantities you require:macholNOAA