This project is a collaborative effort between the University of Notre Dame (UND), Colorado University (CU), Cornell University (CU), University of Berkely (UB) and the University of Oklahoma (UO), in partnership with NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), to study fundamental atmospheric dynamics in complex terrain with applications to wind energy harvesting (Banta et al. 2013, Krishnamurthy et al., 2013), air pollution in urban basins (Fernando & Weil 2010), aviation (Politovich et al. 2011), Alpine (mountain) warfare (Winters et al. 2001) and firefighting (Holden & Jolly 2011). The project falls under the Scientific Program Overview (SPO): The Perdigão Field Experiment, funded by the NSF to develop a research program by leveraging the resources of a European Union (EU) mega-project supported under the sixth framework funding instrument named ERANET+.