Current Letters of Interest

Updated 13 July 2021

 

ARISE | Assessment of Renewable energy ImpactS on the Environment

Scientific focus: Wind farm wake structure variations
LAOF requested: UWKA, ISFS, MPD (with Special Funds)
Lead Investigator: Julie K. Lundquist (CU, Boulder) and G. Valerio Iungo (UT, Dallas)
Deployment dates: 1 Sep – 15 Oct  2023
Deployment location: Oklahoma and southern Kansas
NSF Science Program: AGS/ PDM

BOREADS | Boreal Organic Reactivity, Emissions, And Deposition Study

Scientific focus: Chemical mechanisms in North American Boreal forests
LAOF requested: NSF/NCAR C-130
Lead Investigator: Timothy Bertram (University of Wisconsin)
Deployment dates: 1 Jun–15 Jul 2024
Deployment location: Duluth, MN and Ontario, Canada
NSF Science Program: AGS/ ATC

CAVEAT-Q | Characterization of Atmospheric Variability, Evolution, And Thermodynamics preceding QLCSs

Scientific focus: Lower-tropospheric environment ahead of cold-season Quasi-Linear Convective Systems
LAOF requested: UWKA, WCL
Lead Investigator: Kevin Knupp (University of Alabama in Huntsville) 
Deployment dates: 1 Nov – 23 Dec TBD
Deployment location: Southeastern U.S.
NSF Science Program: AGS/PDM

PROMO | PRecipitation Over Multiridge Orography

Scientific focus: Precipitation across complex, multiridge topography
LAOF requested: UWKA, WCR, WCL, CSWR DOW & COW
Lead Investigators: Jim Steenburgh (University of Utah)
Deployment dates: 8-week period between 1 Dec and 1 Mar TBD
Deployment location: Salt Lake City, UT
NSF Science Program: AGS/PDM

RHI3NO | Research on HIAPER: Iodine, Ion-Induced Nucleation and Organics

Scientific focus: UTLS chemistry & dynamics
LAOF requested: NSF/NCAR GV
Lead Investigator: R. Volkamer (PI)
Deployment dates: 1 Aug - 15 Oct 2023
Deployment locations: Anchorage, AK; Puentarenas, Argentina
NSF Program: AGS-Atmospheric Chemistry, AGS-PDM, OPP-AOAS

SOS | Sublimation of Snow (formerly SAIL)

Scientific focus: Land-atmosphere interactions in mountainous watersheds
LAOF requested: NCAR ISFS
Lead Investigators: Jessica Lundquist (University of Washington)
Deployment dates: 3 Oct 2022 – 2 June 2023
Deployment location: East River Watershed, Colorado
NSF Science Program: AGS/PDM

TEAMx-US | Transport and Exchange processes in the Atmosphere over Mountains – U.S. contributions

Scientific focus: Variability of the mountain boundary layer
LAOF requested: UWKA, CRL, WCR, AVAPS, ISFS, ISS, MPD
Lead Investigators: Stephan De Wekker (U. of Virginia)
Deployment dates: 1 Jun – 31 Jul 2024
Deployment location: Innsbruck, Austria
NSF Science Program: AGS/PDM