The Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) conducts directed research that contributes to the depth of fundamental scientific understanding, fosters the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on earth, and supports technology transfer efforts that expand the reach of atmospheric science. We are organized into six programs focused on aviation, national security, hydrometeorology, weather systems and assessments, testing and evaluation of numerical weather prediction systems, and climate sciences and applications. The majority of our work is funded by external (non-NSF) sponsors including federal agencies, the private sector, and foreign entities.
As part of our core values we encourage and support collaboration with colleagues within the U.S. and abroad. To further those interactions we offer a variety of opportunities to visit RAL and work with our staff:
For information about the RAL Visitor Program:
For information on scientific collaboration opportunities: