Director's Message

Brant Foote - RAL Director
Brant Foote - RAL Director

Welcome to the Research Applications Laboratory's Annual Report for FY2016. Our mission is to conduct directed research that contributes to the depth of fundamental understanding of the atmosphere and its interaction with society, and to develop and transfer knowledge and technology that expands the reach of atmospheric science and contributes to the betterment of life on Earth. We are, at present, an organization with annual expenditures of approximately $30M and a staff comprised of nearly 200 scientists, software engineers, and management/administration personnel.

I hope you will enjoy reading this year’s Annual Report. As in the past, it follows the outline of our current strategic plan, providing details on our many accomplishments over the past year and our plans for the future.