LAOF "Queue"

Updated 15 December 2021

The LAOF Long-Term Planning Schedule or "Queue" below lists, in chronological order, approved, requested, and prospective field campaigns that require LAOF support. The chart is primarily used to plan ahead and to allow NSF and the LAOF Partner Organizations to assess future facility demand and resource needs. It is not intended to discourage investigators from submitting a facility requested for a desired time slot, even if other potential field campaigns are already included. NSF jointly with the LAOF Partner Organizations will make a concerted effort to maximize field support. 

Facility-specific planning charts for the University of Wyoming King Air and the NSF/NCAR aircraft are also available.

The funding status of each campaign is highlighted in green for approved, orange for requested, and yellow for Statement of Interest (SOI). NCAR support services include Data Archive (DA), Data Management (DM), Educational Outreach & Media support (EO), Field Catalog (FC), Forecasting (F), Networking & Data Communications (Net), Operations Center (OC), and Project Management (PM).

Project Facilities

Support Services
Deployment Dates Location PI Status NSF Science Program
FY 2022  
CFACT ISFS, ISS

DA, DM, FC, OC
7 Jan – 23 Feb 2022 UT Pu Approved AGS/PDM
CHACHA UWKA, AVAPS

DM, FC
15 Feb – 16 Apr 2022 AK Shepson Approved OPP & AGS/ATC
VORTEX-SE FC ~Mar – Apr 2022 SE U.S. Knupp Approved (CR) AGS/PDM
TI3GER NSF/NCAR GV

DA, EO, FC, F
20 Mar – 16 Apr 2022 CO & HI Volkamer Approved AGS/ATC
SWEX UWKA, ISFS, ISS

DA, DM, FC, OC, PM
1 Apr – 15 May 2022 California Carvalho Approved AGS/PDM
TORUS FC 15 May – 20 Jun 2022 U.S. Great Plains Houston Approved (CR) AGS/PDM
PRECIP S-Pol, MPD*

DA, DM
25 May – 10 Aug 2022 Taiwan Bell Approved AGS/PDM
UWKA unavailable unitl ~December 2023, see announcement below
ESCAPE NSF/NCAR C-130, WCR

DA, DM, FC
22 May – 30 Jun 2022 Texas Kollias Approved AGS/PDM
ACCLIP NSF/NCAR GV, HAIS

DA, DM, EO, FC, F, OC, PM
15 Jul – 31 Aug 2022 South Korea Pan Approved AGS/ATC
MAIR-E NSF/NCAR GV

DM, PM
1 – 30 Sep 2022 CO, PA, TX   In Review AGS/ATC
FY 2023  
SOS ISFS

DA
3 Oct 2022 – 2 Jun 2023 CO Jessica Lundquist Approved AGS/PDM
CAESAR NSF/NCAR C-130, AVAPS, HAIS, WCR, WCL

DA, DM, EO, FC, OC, PM
23 Feb – 7 Apr 2023 Sweden or Norway   In Review AGS/PDM
M2HATS ISFS, ISS, MPD*

DA, DM, EO
8 weeks in Jun – Aug 2023 California Tong Approved AGS/PDM
CG WaveS NSF/NCAR GV

DA, DM, EO, FC, F, OC, PM
1 – 30 Jun 2023 Central U.S. Fritts Approved AGS/PDM
GOTHAAM NSF/NCAR C-130, HAIS

DA, DM, EO, FC
25 Jun – 5 Aug 2023 New York Mak Approved AGS/ATC
CREST ISS, MPD*

DM, FC, PM, EO
8 Jul – 18 Aug 2023 Arizona   Facility Request AGS/PDM
RHI3NO NSF/NCAR GV 1 Aug - 15 Oct 2023 Alaska   SOI AGC/ATC
ARISE ISS, ISFS, MPD*
DM, EO, OC, F
1 Sep – 15 Oct 2023 Oklahoma   Facility Request AGS/PDM
FY 2024  
PROMO WYKA, WCL, WCR 1 Dec 2023 – 31 Mar 2024 Utah   SOI AGS/PDM
ACES NSF/NCAR GV 18 Mar – 12 Apr 2024 Texas   SOI Solar

*available with special funds.

University of Wyoming King Air Update

With the development of the Next Generation King Air, the University of Wyoming will be unable to support any flight requests before December 2023. Read up-to-date progress reports on the next-generation Wyoming King Air. The Next Generation King Air is expected to come online in late 2023. Those wanting to request the UWKA in winter ’23-’24 should work closely with UWKA facility management team. The ability to support projects in that timeframe will depend on the complexity of the proposed payload. The new aircraft will have enhanced air-to-ground communication capabilities, especially useful for educational/outreach projects, and will be able to accommodate existing and new research instrumentation, including radars and lidars, air chemistry, and aerosol in situ probes.

 

FARE/LAOF Facility Request Coordinator
Alison Rockwell
rockwell@ucar.edu 
303-497-8758