Polar Environment Atmospheric Laboratory (PEARL)
Project Lead: Dalhousie University
Location: Eureka, Nunavut
* [up to $1,793,678]
The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) in Eureka, Nunavut is the most northerly university-led atmospheric research facility in Canada. PEARL is one of the very few atmospheric observatories in the High Arctic and the only one in the Canadian sector. The ridge laboratory was constructed in 1992. The laboratory has been operating in its present form since 2005. Funding will allow the facility to upgrade its telecommunications capability to transfer scientific data and communications to and from this remote location. Funds will also be used to renovate the facility’s infrastructure to allow for increased science capacity. These upgrades and renovations will also improve
A new Arctic stratospheric observatory (AStrO) has been established at Eureka (80 degree(s)N, 86 degree(s)W) in northern Canada. This observatory is one of the three designated components of the Arctic Primary Station of the Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC). Among the complement of sensors being installed at Eureka are two state-of-the-art lidar systems for monitoring stratospheric ozone and polar stratospheric clouds (PSC). The ozone Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) ...