|Welcome to Storm Peak Laboratory|
The mission of Storm Peak Laboratory is to integrate research and education by advancing discovery and understanding within the field of aerosol and cloud interactions.
A permanent mountain-top facility, Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL), was constructed during the summer of 1995 in the Rocky Mountains of northwestern Colorado (3220 m M.S.L.; 40.455 deg N, -106.744 deg W). Although SPL has been in existence in various forms for more than twenty-five years, the new facility is the latest stage of an evolutionary process of providing a practical, easily accessible facility for researchers, teachers and students of all ages and abilities. A clear upwind fetch places the lab in an ideal location from which to conduct studies of the free troposphere.
High elevation, mountain-top atmospheric research facilities which are readily accessible are limited in number world-wide... read more