LAOF "Queue"

Updated 8 April 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
L CREXCHI GV 21 Nov - 11 Dec 2019 Norway Conde Requested NASA Cost Recovery
S MethaneAIR GV Nov 2019 and Feb 2020 Colorado Wofsy Funded AGS/ Atm. Chemistry
S VORTEX-SE NCTS WYKA, MARLi, WCR, AVAPS, COW 4-week period during 1 Mar – 11 Apr, 2020 SE U.S. Kosiba LoI NOAA - Cost Recovery
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 ECMCUD MM, WP 15 Apr – 15 Jun 2020 Oklahoma Marquis LoI DOE - Cost Recovery
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 MEMMEX DOW, Weather Pods, 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 Funded 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 Requested (on hold) GEO Solar Terrestrial
L CAESAR C-130, WCR, WCL, AVAPS, HAIS 23 Feb - 7 Apr 2021 Sweden Geerts EDO tbd
S BOREADS C-130 1 Jun - 15 Jul 2021 Canada Bertram LoI AGS Atm. Chem
L THINICE GV, HCR, HSRL, AVAPS, HAIS 1 Jul - 31 Aug 2021 Norway Cavallo EDO NSF Arctic
S HDC2EXI DOWs, soundings 10 Jul - 30 Aug 2021 Texas Kollias LoI AGS PDM
S HEDGE GV, AVAPS, HAIS Sep - Oct 2021 Florida Fritts LoI AGS PDM
tbd AQUARIUS C-130 Dec 202 - 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