AIRMAP Custom Wind Turbine

Installed in 2008 with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this system provides 7.5 kW of electrical power year-round to operate the AIRMAP observatory on the island which is ~12 km offshore.

Critical air pollutants, including atmospheric mercury, were measured at the site. This location is ideal to study chemical processes in the marine boundary layer, and is also directly in the outflow of polluted air traveling over the North Atlantic from U.S. emissions. An aerosol lidar was operated at the site as a component of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration global Micro Pulse Lidar Network (MPLNET).

The NASA Micro-Pulse Lidar Network

AIRMAP custom wind turbine
Appledore Island
Kittery Point, ME 03905