LAOF "Queue"

Updated 21 February 2019

The LAOF Long-Term Planning Schedule or "Queue" below lists, in chronological order, funded, requested, and potential 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.  

To be included in the LAOF long-term planning schedule, please submit a Letter of Interest (LoI) to the LAOF Request Coordinator and NSF LAOF Program Director no later than four months ahead of the request documentation submission deadline. Please see the Current Letters of Interest.

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

The campaign category (Cat) is classified as S for small or L for large, and the funding status of each campaign is highlighted in blue for funded and red for requested.

Cat Project Facilities Time Frame Location PI Status NSF Science Program
FY 2019

1 Jun 18 - 15 Apr 2019 (ISFS)
1 Nov - 15 Dec 2018 (other)

Argentina Nesbitt Funded AGS/PDM
S CHEESEHEAD WYKA, ISFS, ISS 24 Jun - 11 Oct 2019 Wisconsin Desai Funded AGS/PDM
S Eclipse 2019 GV 25 Jun - 4 Jul 2019 Chile DeLuca Funded GEO Solar Terrestrial
L OTREC GV, AVAPS, HCR 5 Aug  - 30 Sep 2019 Costa Rica Raymond Funded AGS/CLD
Cat Project Facilities Time Frame Location PI Status NSF Science Program
FY 2020
S MethaneAIR GV Nov 2019 and Feb 2020 Colorado Wofsy Funded AGS/ Atm. Chemistry
S CFACT ISFS, ISS, MPD 15 Jan - 28 Feb 2020 Utah Pu Requested AGS/PDM
S LOBSTAS C-130, WCL, AVAPS, DOW, MM, WP, soundings 15 Jan - 28 Feb 2020 New England Kosiba Requested AGS/PDM
S CHACHA WYKA, AVAPS 1 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 Alaska Slade Requested AGS/ Atm. Chemistry
S APART WYKA 1 Apr - 15 Jun 2020 Wyoming Fischer Requested AGS/ Atm. Chemistry
S SWEX WYKA, ISFS, ISS 1 Apr - 15 May 2020 California Calvalho Requested AGS/PDM
S SPICULE C-130 late spring / early fall 2020 Colorado Lawson Requested AGS/PDM
L PRECIP S-PolKa 25 May - 10 Aug 2020 Taiwan Bell Funded AGS/PDM
S KAMP C-130, WCR, WCL, AVAPS 1 Jun - 15 Jul 2020 Hawaii Gettleman Requested AGS
S MEMMEX DOW, WP, soundings 7 Jun - 18 Jul 2020 Wisconsin Clark Requested AGS/PDM
S CARBON WYKA 15 Jun - 15 Sep 2020 Alaska Mao Requested AGS/ Atm. Chemistry
L ACCLIP GV, HAIS 15 Jul - 31 Aug 2020 Japan Pan Requested AGS/ Atm. Chemistry
S RADFIRE2 WYKA, WCR, WCL, 2 DOW 15 Jul - 15 Sep 2020 Idaho Kingsmill Requested AGS/PDM
Cat Project Facilities Time Frame Location PI Status NSF Science Program
FY 2021 and beyond
S ASPIRE GV 7-16 Dec 2020 Chile or Argentina Samra LoI GEO Solar Terrestrial
L CAESAR C-130, WCR, WCL, AVAPS, HAIS 23 Feb - 7 Apr 2021 Sweden Geerts Requested tbd
L THINICE GV, HCR, HSRL, AVAPS, HAIS 1 Jul - 31 Aug 2021 Norway Cavallo Requested NSF Arctic
tbd AQUARIUS C-130 Dec 2021 - Feb 2022 Utah Hallar LoI AGS PDM & Atm. Chem
L Terminus GV, HCR, HSRL, AVAPS May 2022 or 2023 S. Atlantic Yuter LoI AGS PDM & CLD