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Electronics technician Anna Noe makes final checks to the Doppler Aerosol Wind Lidar (DAWN)
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​Electronics technician Anna Noe makes final checks to the Doppler Aerosol Wind Lidar (DAWN) before it begins a cross-country road trip for use in an upcoming airborne science campaign.
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