Location: 70.49525 N 149.88688 W Elevation: 2 masl Established: 2013

Facility Web Site:

Facility Operations Contact:
Fred Helsel | fmhelse@sandia.gov |

Facility Research Contact:
Gijs de Boer | Gijs.DeBoer@colorado.edu | (303) 497-6648

Mission: The AMF3 is operated through Sandia National Laboratories and includes a variety of measurement capabilities, including radars, lidars, atmospheric and boundary state systems, and radiometers. It will be stationed at Oliktok Point for up to five years.

Facility and Environs: The AMF3 is gathering data using about two dozen instruments that obtain continuous measurements of clouds, aerosols, precipitation, energy, and other meteorological variables. Site operators will also fly manned and unmanned aircraft over sea ice, drop instrument probes and send up tethered balloons.