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This page is a repository for all logistical information for the BEACHON-RoMBAS campaign site. A shortcut to this page is


The dates for the BEACHON-RoMBAS campaign are as follows:

  • Setup and start of measurements: July 5-19
  • Official measurement period: July 20 00:00 to August 25 09:00 (local times)
  • Tear Down: August 25-30 (some measurements may extend to the end of August)


The site is planned at the USFS Manitou Forest Observatory. The location of the site can be seen in this Google Maps Link (easy-to-remember shortcut is The coordinates are 39.10065 N, 105.10250 W (+39° 6' 2.34", -105° 6' 8.94"; 2370 m, 7780 ft). The official address of the measurement site (not MFO headquarters) is: 589 F.S. Road 391 Woodland Park. Please do not contact the USFS with logistical questions, rather send those to Jose, Alex, Jim, Doug, or Andrew.

See also UCAR wiki map of site

Some pictures of the site location can be viewed here.

Planned Instrumentation and Site Layout

  • A list of planned instrumentation and other planning logistics such as scheduling is here
  • A slide show containing the site and trailer layout and other useful planning information is here

Travel and Lodging

  • Transportation to Manitou Forest Observatory and Measurement Site
    • Airport information: Denver International Airport (DEN) is ~2 hours from the field site. The smaller Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is ~1 hour away.
    • Rental cars, etc.: If you are not staying on-site, you will need a car (or share with other groups).
    • NCAR Shuttle: There is an NCAR shuttle that will periodically be making the trip between Boulder and MFO. The sign-up sheet and further information can be found here. At that link you can identify when the van will be traveling. You should email the driver to coordinate. If you do not work at NCAR but want to drive the van yourself, please contact Peter Harley ( who can assist you in completing the necessary paperwork/training. Start by reviewing the information at this link.
    • Parking at the site (effective 19 August, 2011):
      • Due to persistent problems with lots of cars driving to the site without warning, and without the drivers recording the entry and exit times in the blog, the policies for the gate and driving have been changed. The dust generated ruins some of the supermicron samples, some of which take 36 hrs of work to prepare.
      • The gate at the entrance of the site should be closed AT ALL TIMES between now and the morning of Aug 31, with the exception of the morning of Aug 25 when a lot of groups will be pulling out. Everyone should park OUTSIDE of the gate, to the right of the road as you come in. Please do not park on both sides, as that creates problems for the trucks that go to the sawmill.
      • Everyone who needs to drive a car or truck to the site between now and the morning of Aug 31, with the exception of the morning of Aug 25 needs to do ALL THREE OF THE FOLLOWING:
        • (a) send an email to this list at least 3 hrs in advance so that the samplers can be stopped during the driving times;
        • (b) record the entry and exit times in the blog (<> ) and
        • (c) drive extremely slowly so as to create as little dust as possible.
  • Maps
  • Lodging: FIELD SITE ADDRESS: 232 County Road 79 Woodland Park, CO (Colorado)
    • Houses/cabins/condos: Renting a full house or cabin in close proximity to the field site (e.g. Woodland Park) is largely unavailable due to peak tourism season in a sparsely populated area. Home/condo rentals in Colorado Springs area (45min drive to field site) can be found through:
    • Hotels in Woodland Park (15min)
      • Woodland park Chamber of Commerce
      • Google Woodland Park Hotels for a local listing. Contiguous dates through July and August do not seem to be available due to the peak tourist season.
      • Hotels also readily available in Colorado Springs (45min drive).
      • Additional local motels & guest ranch options recommended by Richard Oakes
        • Eagle Fire Lodge in Woodland Park, CO (719-687-5700)
        • Triple B Ranch in Woodland Park, CO (719-687-8899)
        • Green Mountain Falls, CO has many small motels which might work. Green Mt. Falls is only 5 miles east of Woodland Park.
    • Bunkhouse (at field site)
      • Eight (bunk) beds available at the Manitou Forest Observatory lodge (on site). $20/night. These are all in one room and are tight quarters (See Pics here). IT WILL BE CO-ED. Ideally, this space will be reserved for those individuals unable to organize group lodging/transportation; for those traveling alone; and/or for researchers with high-maintenance instrumentation. Starting Aug 5, 10 more bunk beds will be available in smaller rooms (Total of 18). Contact 'at' if you are interested in this option; however they are currently booked through Aug 5 unless reservations are cancelled.
      • Lodge Description from Richard Oaks, MFO site manager: "The Lodge sleeps 18 people in five rooms of which Colorado College has reserved four rooms until August 4/5th. The remaining room # 5 known as the bunkroom has 4 bunkbeds, military style, packed into one tight room. The Lodge is spacious and comfortable, there is a grand room with fireplace which can hold up to 40 people for meetings, there is a dining room that can accommodate at least 28 people and a large stocked kitchen with three refrigerators. There are two bathrooms, one single with shower and a large bath with three showers, three toilets four sinks. The Lodge and five other buildings are on the National & State Historical Registry. We have wireless service on site."
    • Camping on MFO land: Will not be permitted during the intensive campaign.
    • Camping elsewhere: There are a few local public campgrounds in the area
      • Colorado Campground, South Meadows Campground, Painted Rocks Campground the charge per night is $ 17.00. There are toilet facilities and water but no showers.
      • It is imperative that the camper registers for a "Non Reservation Site" since 1/3 of the sites are set aside for that purpose (long term).
    • Please use the BEACHON-RoMBAS_Planning google doc (scheduling tab) as a forum for coordinating lodging and transportation needs between researchers/groups. PLEASE FILL IN EXPECTED DAYS AT FIELD SITE here


  • If you will not be driving your instrumentation to the site, you can ship Instrumentation to NCAR in Boulder prior to the campaign. IT MUST ARRIVE AT NCAR BY FRIDAY 8-JULY for sure (i.e. your shipper tells you they will be there by July 5). NCAR will drive a truck with the equipment from NCAR to the BEACHON-RoMBAS site on Monday 11-July. Contact Peter Harley ( for questions regarding shipping to NCAR.
  • Shipping Instrumentation to NCAR in Boulder, PRIOR TO THE CAMPAIGN (arrive by 8-July):

Attn: Peter Harley, BEACHON-RoMBAS Campaign
3090 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301

  • Shipping location DURING THE CAMPAIGN (any arrival after 8-July):
For Packages and Equipment (UPS, Fedex)

Attn: Your Name, BEACHON-RoMBAS Campaign
Manitou Experimental Forest
232 County Road 79
Woodland Park, CO 80863

For US Mail:
    • Large instrument shipments should be delivered directly to the research site if they will not be able to be delivered to NCAR in Boulder by Friday, 8-July. The above address can be used; however, if it cannot be easily transported in a car from the headquarters to the site (~1 mile), such as large instruments on pallets, it should be delivered directly to the actual measurement site. It is a rural location so directions are probably better than an address. Google maps doesn’t even list the FS road, but Bing maps does. Thus, 3 Google Earth images are linked below that show the location of the site and access road junctions, including GPS coordinates. You should contact the shipping company directly and provide the driver with enough information that they can deliver to the actual measurement site. You should plan to be present at the site on the arrival date or explicitly coordinate with other researchers to be there to receive it. We don’t have any resources for unloading instruments, so truckers need to have at least a lift gate and preferably a small forklift.
    • Images for aiding in guiding shipping companies directly to site (coming from south on US 67 via Woodland Park) The official address is: 589 F.S. Road 391 Woodland Park, Colorado 80863
      • Zoomed-in map showing MFO headquarters, BEACHON-RoMBAS measurement site, and junctions (note GPS coordinates). Link
      • Panned-out map showing MFO headquarters and BEACHON-RoMBAS measurement site in relation to the junction of US 67 and 78(Painted Rocks Rd). This junction is approximately 1 miles south of(before) the MFO headquarters turn-off. Link here.
      • Further panned-out map showing MFO headquarters and BEACHON-RoMBAS measurement site, in relation to the junction Woodland Park, CO. Woodland Park is ~8 miles south of the MFO headquarters turn-off. Link
      • Signs on left side of road when heading north on US 67. Turn left/west to head to tower site. This road is FS391 and sometimes referred to as "Casey's Mill Road": Pic here.
      • Finally, for reference: 8 miles north of Woodland Park, just past mile marker 85, you will pass turn-off for MFO Experimental Forest on Right (Spruce Rd). See pics here.
  • Please document shipments to NCAR and measurement site here
  • Shipping instruments after the campaign:
    • There will be two shipping days for items going to Boulder: Friday 26 Aug and Wed 31 Aug. If you need your stuff shipped during one of these days, please email Jim Smith ( with the following information:
      • a. how much stuff you have (volume or rough dimensions).
      • b. whether you have hazmat to ship back to Boulder (rad sources, compressed gasses, LN2, ...).
      • c. if you have a preferred day.
      • PLEASE plan to be at the site during the pickup, or have a person there to represent you (Alex H excepted).
    • It is probably possible to have shipping companies pick up shipments directly from the site. Please inquire about this option with shipping companies and see above information on directing them to the site location.

Shipping Particle Charging or CIMS Sources

  • There are 3 options for shipping particle charging sources to the site:
    • (1) Ship directly from your institution to Manitou Forest (see shipping address above). Be sure to check with your respective institution to ensure that you follow their regulations. It seems to vary between institutions. They should know about shipping across state or country lines. There is no certified receiving officer at MFO so you will need to be there to receive it. There will be a radiation safety officer (RSO) from NCAR who will be onsite a couple of times. You can contact her if you have questions: Milenda Powers
    • (2) You can instead use a Po-210 charger. You can buy a Brechtel housing: link here and then buy the Po strips for it. Those are low radiation so they are considered a consumer product and are not regulated.
    • (3) You could buy the new non-radioactive charger from TSI. Their lead time is 4 weeks right now, so it would need to be ordered by early June. See link here.


  • There are not pre-decided plans for inlets.
    • For the rental trailers: No holes can be cut or bolts inserted anywhere in the trailer. Groups that damage the rental trailers will be responsible for any charges to repair the damage from the trailer rental company. Inlets will have to come in through the windows (no holes through roof; 2-3 windows on each side). The window bars are not removable, but one half of the window is. The bar spacing is 4.25 inches in between. The layout of the rental trailers are at: 8'x40', 8'x20'. See also pictures here. One could connect a conduit or unistrut to the bars with small U-bolts and run up the inlet line a few meters and sample right above the trailer. A piece of plywood should be attached to the bars on the outside (see example) or inside (see example here or here) to keep bugs out and maintain temperature control. See pictures of examples of the outside of these types of inlet configurations here and here and here. Groups in each trailer should arrange to supply their own plywood as needed for these purposes. Window well dimensions in the rented trailers (large and small): 43-7/8" wide by 36-7/8" tall (just a shade under 44x37).
    • For the seatainers: there are 12'x12' sample ports at 3 heights and 3 locations on the non-door side. On the door side there are only 2 ports, one on the bottom left/right. See pictures at end of this presentation here and here for pictures. Slide ~40 at the first link has a diagram of that layout ("Seatainer #4 (OLD 2010)"). The panels that cover the outside of the sample port are 14'x14' and can be replaced by a custom-made panel if you choose. See here for panel schematic (screw are 10-24).
    • For the tower: some instruments in trailers close to the tower will pull gas down sample tubing from various heights on the tower. Please provide your own tubing if you plan to do so (there are no common sampling lines on the tower).
    • Inlet Sharing/Specialized Inlets: If people see advantages to sharing inlets with others in their trailer that's fine; there is just no general plan for that. Unless there are special needs, some groups prefer not to share inlets due to contamination issues, lines being left open, etc. A few people that will measure semivolatile gases (MOVI-CIMS, TAG) are considering a much larger inlet line with a blower to rapidly pull air down for subsampling. Also, people measuring supermicron particle (such as primary biogenic particles) will probably try and get as straight of a an inlet as possible with a slight slant to get it in the window/port and to the instrument.
    • Roof Mounting: For mounting equipment on the roofs of the trailers, bolting anything down should be done using a piece of 1/2" plywood as an intermediary (weighted by cinder blocks). Here is a picture of how it was done with the PAM reactor at CalNex. For most applications you would probably want a wider piece of plywood than shown here and may not need to stack the cinder plots. Be sure it is adequately weighted/bolted/secured since it may be windy some afternoons. Please do not drill holes in the trailer roofs as this may incur large fines from the rental company.

Pump Exhaust

  • All pump exhaust should be filtered (at a large campaign like this and in this clean environment, one-person's exhaust is will inevitably be another researcher's signal). Some examples are here.
    • Oil Pumps should outfitted with a mist eliminator/charcoal filter. See here for an example.
    • Carbon Vane and other non-oil pumps should be outfitted with a HEPA filter such as at this link.
    • Diaphragm Pumps have a clean exhaust and do not need to be filtered.
    • We will look at all the pumps with a DustTrak instrument. If your pumps are contaminating the site after the official start of the campaign, we will have to ask you to shut them down until you fix the problem, so please deal with this now.
    • Butanol CPCs and any other exhaust containing soluble VOCs or solvents should scrubbed by bubbling through H2O. Typically a few gallons is needed and the water needs to be changed daily, and disposed of away from the site.

Solvent Use

Solvents (methanol, acetonitrile, dichloromethane, isopropanol, butanol…)do contaminate the signal of the gas-phase instruments such as the 3 PTRMS, the PAM, etc. So you should use as little as possible, preferably before the official start of the campaign. If you need to use them during the campaign, please try to use them only in the lodge across the road and not at the site, or otherwise use the smallest amounts possible, and enter their use on the campaign blog (which we will start soon, see the CalNex example to see what I am talking about, it is just a collective notebook of incidences: <> -- you will see that the second item there relates to propanol use at the site).

Gas Cylinders & Liquid Nitrogen

(per Jim Smith)

  • In the past we have used US Welding ( for cryogenic N2 and gas cylinders. They have a distribution center in CO Springs, but have regular shipments from their main facility in Denver so you need to give them some heads up. They are good about delivering to the site. There could be others we can ask, but they need to be able to deliver to the site … if we deliver to the FS office then it’s a real pain to transport them from there to the site given the FS regulations (last time Richard had to order a FS escort … a bunch of firefighters in a truck!). Please have the shipped directly to the measurement site (see above for detailed directions).
  • Cylinders that are upright (inside or outside the trailers) should be properly secured.
  • According to the instrument spreadsheet, it looks like 4 different groups will be using liquid nitrogen: two in Seatainer#1 (Jimenez, Cantrell), one in Seatainer#3 (Kroll), and one in Trailer#10 (Smith) – you may want to consider coordinating.
  • Coordinated Gas Deliveries: We will try and coordinate gas deliveries from US Welding in Col.Sprgs in order to save delivery cost and reduce traffic onsite. We discussed planning for July 5 and July 15. ~Weekly deliveries would seem appropriate + earlier in the week since if end of week, delays could push it over the weekend. Also, they have suggested that Mondays are best for LN2 delivers. Thus the following delivery days are suggested:
    • Coordinated Gas Delivery Days:
      • July 5 (Tuesday)
      • July 15 (Friday)
      • July 25 (Monday)
      • August 1 (Monday)
      • August 8 (Monday)
      • August 15 (Monday)
  • Liquid N2: LN2 will need to be delivered from their Denver distributor to Co.Spgs., so orders should definitely be set up in advance. They can do 99.99% for ~$150 (+delivery is an additional $150). These are 180 liter (G55; 230 high-pressure blow-off). Apparently the 230 liter size are special order. The 180L ones do have large wheels, so that's good for this site. Supposedly Monday is better for them. Minimum 4-day lead time but a couple weeks is probably safer. We have been dealing with Ben (719-574-8600) at the Col.Sprg office. Try and set up order through him to avoid confusion.

Other Setup Information

  • Seatainers: Four 8 ft x 20 ft NCAR Seatainers are onsite (and were used for BEACHON-ROCAS 2010). See slide 40 for dimensions here
  • Trailers: Additionally, we plan to rent 8 ft x 40 ft and 8 ft x 20 ft trailers from Mobile Mini, exactly as the ones in these links: 8'x40', 8'x20'
  • Restrooms at the site: We will most likely order a port-o-let (chemical toilet) for the site and place it near the gate by Casey’s Mill Rd, as has been the case in the past. There are also bathrooms at the MFO Headquarters, 1 mile from the site.
  • Power converters: for investigators coming from Europe, remember that electricity in the US is 110 V and 60 Hz, while in Europe it is typically 220 V and 50 Hz. Please verify that your equipment can work with US power, or get the appropriate adapters or transformers. Note that some components may not work under 60 Hz. E.g. we have had this problem in the past with some sampling pumps. They should be weatherproofed b/c we will get afternoon thundershowers (see Slide 31-32 here for simple weather-proofing solutions).
  • Whenever possible, large pumps should be located outside of the trailers in order to reduce unnecessary heating and noise inside the trailers.
  • Special resources:
    • space in freezers: See link at filter sampling section below. There will probably be 1-2 -20F freezers at the MFO laboratory at the headquarters. Please enter your freezer needs for filter sample storage in the link below under the "Filter Sampling" section.
    • space in refrigerators: See link at filter sampling section below.
    • access to drains for IC water (non toxic): TBD

Internet Connection at the Site

  • There are ethernet cables running to all Seatainers and Trailers with a 4-8 port hub. Please bring your own cables for distribution in the trailer (~20-40 feet). There may be wireless accessible outside the trailers, however this requires security software to be installed on the computer and has typically not been used. You may bring a wireless router to connect in your trailer. There is wireless at the MFO Headquarters building.

Phone Communication at the Site

  • Cell phone coverage is spotty at the site. Verizon works reliably at the site as long as you're outside. Others are so-so (AT&T, etc.). Probably not necessary to switch carriers.
  • Emergency Phone: We now have an phone installed at the BEACHON field site. It is a cell phone through Verizon with $10 on it at this time (25 center per minute = 40 minutes). It is located within Seatainer #2 and on its charger (next to the RAL computers). The phone # is: (303) 827-5092. We've found that this service works pretty well at the site for both calling and receiving calls. We anticipate this to be used infrequently, but if you do use it for any significant amount of time, please let John Ortega ( or Andrew Turnipseed ( know so that we can add more minutes to the plan. At some point between now and this summer's intensive study, we may house the phone outside the trailer (in a weather-proof enclosure) and possibly add a loud ringer and strobe light so that it can be heard/seen from longer distances.

Email List

  • We have created the BEACHON-RoMBAS Google group to serve as email list and email archive for the project.
    • If you are subscribed to the group and want to send an email to everyone, please email <>. (Pls do this in moderation as the usefulness of the list is inversely proportional to the email traffic in the list -- people stop paying attention if there are too many messages).
    • Two immediate advantages of this system are that people can add and remove themselves, or add others in their groups etc. at, and that there is an automatic archive on the web for all messages sent to the list.

Meteorology at MFO

(per John Ortega and Andrew Turnipseed)

  • Real-Time Data:
    • Access recent met and gas data here
    • The links "MET data" and "Chemistry Tower" go to real-time plots of the met data (from a small met station at the top of the tower and winds from the sonic anemometer) and some chemical species (O3, SO2, etc.) for the past few days. These are not "final" concentrations - they are just ones we calculated using some reasonable estimates of calibration coefficients (and some include calibration periods), but they give a good relative measure of what's happening.
    • Real-Time Plots of soil moisture, surface wetness, and met (David Gochis) here
    • For plots from Dave Gochis' Ceilometer (Vaisala CT12K) see [here] (No link here yet).
  • Temperatures:
    • The weather during July is typically chilly in the mornings (50's F) and warm in the afternoon. It can get sort of hot (85+ F) on a few days but ~75F is more typical. The max temperature for all days during July 2010 was 88F, the minimum was 42F (2 mornings). The lowest high was 65F and the highest low was 58F.
    • August 2010 was very similar, but slightly cooler (it got above 80F once and 2 afternoons to 82F).
  • Precipitation:
    • Late July to early August is the average peak of the North American monsoon here in Colorado. Expect afternoon thunderstorms (between 12-16h) - sometimes you can set your watch by them.
  • Winds:
    • Winds are typically from the south after sunset and during the night. During the days, it typically shifts to come from the north (upslope). Afternoon thundershowers can bring gusty winds.
    • Wind Roses (prepared by Patrick Hayes)

Below is the average temperature cycle for last August (2010), shown at different heights on the chem. tower.

DielTprofile MFO 2010.JPG

Trace Gases at MFO

(data from Andrew Turnipseed, prepared by Patrick Hayes)

  • Box and whisker plots for the amounts of O3, NOx, and SO2 at the MFO site for Aug. 2010. (Note: crosses represent mean values, whiskers represent 5-95%.)
  • The afternoon/evening peak in SO2 is transient, and is observed on roughly two-thirds of the days in August.




Filter Sampling

  • A list of planned filter sampling and related details is here
  • Most people have agreed to change "12-hr" filters near sunrise and sunset. Those collecting longer (24,48,72-h) integration filters (or shorter, for that matter) should plan to make your switches at the same time to optimize comparisons. Plan to use sunset and sunrise times of mid-campaign. On Aug 3, Sunrise: 6:02AM, Sunset: 20:11. (starting switch around sunrise and ending switch around sunset as a compromise for humane purposes).
  • Morning Filter Switch: 6:00-7:00 Mountain Daylight Time
  • Evening Filter Switch: 19:00-20:00 Mountain Daylight Time
  • John O. will start switching filters earlier than 19:00 due to multiple samplers involved
  • Hernandez group will switch at noon.

Science Meetings during the campaign

  • Science Meetings while in the field: we will have weekly meetings on Thursdays @ 3PM MDT at the MFO lodge across US67 from site (starting 28 July). (note: starting Thursday 11-Aug, meetings have been moved to 11 am-1 pm due to interruptive storms during the afternoon).
    • Please submit 5 slides and plan to talk about your latest measurements for <10 minutes. Send a Power Point to no later than 1 hour before the meeting. Include a cover slide with name of group, type of measurements, etc. so that the combined presentation can easily be followed by viewers when it is posted online.
    • We will broadcast the meetings for off-site participants using Skype for audio (username: beachon.rombas) and Dashboard for screen sharing ( You should request to be added as a contact to the Skype account and the "meeting I.D." for Dashboard will be sent out to the email list just prior to the meeting.

Data Sharing and Posting

  • IMPORTANT : See data policy on main wiki.
  • We would like to encourage people with continuous instruments to upload preliminary data often (daily, or every few days), and we will produce merged plots for discussion at the meetings and for quick looks and easier access to some measurements during and after the campaign.
  • Data should be uploaded in MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME.
  • Data should to be submitted in ICARRT Format to facilitate sharing.
    • Explanation and examples of ICARTT format: (html; pdf, headers pg. 8).
    • See bottom of page for IGOR ".ipf" used to create, check, load ICARTT files here.
    • Or use web-based ICARTT checker or download standalone .exe from NASA found here.
    • Naming files:
      • dataID_InstrMeasurementDescription_YYYYMMDD_R#_comments.ict
      • Example: P5_HR-ToF-AMS_20110719_R1.ict
      • Always create new files when posting updates (with subsequent revision numbers) and keep all past revision comments in new files (cumulative).
      • Use letters for revision naming (RA, RB, ...) during and immediately after the campaign which are understood to be less QC'd. Use numbers (R0, R1, ...) later for more QC'd preliminary and final data.
  • NCAR is hosting an FTP site for sharing data. Each instrument has a folder for its data, named by the instrument identification numbers. Data should be uploaded at and downloaded at
  • When you update your data, please fill out the new tab ("data status") on the planning document that indicates the status of the data (by color-coding) here. This will provide the most efficient way for people to know what data is on the server, and what periods to expect (or never expect) data to be available for each instrument.
  • If you will not be uploading data until a later time (or ever), please indicate in data status spreadsheet AND include a brief readme.txt in your instrument folder on the FTP site noting when/if you will be uploading and what types of data products will/could be made available.
  • Tips for uploading to FTP site:
    • Instructions for Mac (use Cyberduck)
      1. Download Cyberduck and install. You may need to let it upgrade to the 10.6.x version before you use it.
      2. ftp site is:
      3. Log in. (Username and password sent by email.)
    • Instructions for Windows (using Explorer)
      1. Start Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) by right-clicking Start and choosing Explore.
      2. ftp site is:
      3. Log in, or if you're not prompted to log in, right-click and select Login As...
      4. Now you can drag and drop files to the folder for your instrument.
      5. When you reconnect in the future, this connection will be remembered and can be found under My Network Places/
    • Instructions for Windows (using WinSCP)
      1. ftp site is:
      2. Under the list of options on the left, click the box to show "Advanced options".
      3. Click on the Connection option on the left and check the box for "Passive mode".
      4. If you wish to connect again later, Click on "Save..." at the bottom of the window.
      5. Connect and login with username and password sent by email
      6. If you need to make changes on future visits, click on your session, then click "Edit" on the right side of the window, and remember to Save after making your changes.
    • Instructions for Windows (using WS-FTP)
      1. Launch WS-FTP for your connection
      2. Look at the "Session Properties" window. Click on the "Advanced" tab.
      3. At the bottom of the Advanced window, click on the little box for "Passive transfers" and click "Apply."
      4. Connect and login with username and password sent by email
    • A note about connecting with FTP software: The FTP server is set to use "Passive Mode," a modern standard, so you'll need to verify that the FTP software you have has the proper adjustment. If you would like to share instructions for other software about where to control this setting, please share them here.
  • See Science Meeting #2 presentation (slides 6-11) for additional details and images for uploading and downloading data.

Conference calls in Preparation for the Campaign

  • 1st ALL Participants: Tues Feb 1, 2011: Slides 25-32 in this Google Presentation contain some of the information discussed
  • 2nd ALL Participants: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 9AM MST (8AM California/Oregon, 11AM East Coast, 4PM U.K., 5PM Europe).
    • All but 2-3 groups were represented.
    • Several logistical topics that were discussed: lodging, shipping, pumps (location and filtering), solvent use, gases/liquid N2 deliveries, inlets and roof mounting, and filter sampling (scheduling).
    • Site and trailer layouts discussed. See schematics here.
  • 1st Onsite Meeting: Tues. June 19, 2011 @ 11AM MDT. Site Logistics discussed, especially an update on power and plans on how we should operate until full power is installed at the site (i.e., some instruments will remain offline, use AC sparingly in seatainers, several extension cords have been put in place to power some instruments in rental trailers, and primarily fans and a few stand-alone ACs will be used for temperature control in rental trailers).


  • More later, as questions come in.

Topics to add/expand

  • Nothing Now