Primary Objectives

The objective of Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research cluster (AppalAIR) is to better understand changing regional meteorology, air quality, and their impacts on climate change and ecosystem health. The AppalAIR facilities at Appalachian State University are home to the only co-located NOAA Global Monitoring Division (NOAA GMD), NASA AErosol RObotic NETwork (NASA AERONET), and NASA Micro-pulsed Lidar Network (NASA MPLNET) aerosol monitoring sites in the U.S., along with co-located meteorological stations and measurements of snowfall events. As such, AppalAIR is uniquely positioned to improve understanding of regional pollution transport and the interactions between air quality, meteorology, climate change.  Read more.

Cluster Members

Research Stations