LAOF "Queue"

Updated 26 Oct 2022

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 Management (DM), Field Catalog (FC), Project Management (PM), Educational Outreach & Media support (EO),  Forecasting (F), Networking & Data Communications (Net), and Operations Center (OC).

Project Facilities

Support Services
Deployment Dates Location PI Status NSF Science Program
FY 2023  
UWKA unavailable until ~December 2023, see announcement below
MAIR-E (I) NSF/NCAR GV

DM, PM
20 – 29 Oct 2022 CO, PA, TX Wofsy Approved AGS/ATC
SOS ISFS

DA
1 Nov 2022 – 2 Jun 2023 Colorado Jessica Lundquist Approved AGS/PDM
IMPACTS AVAPS

DM, FC
1 Jan – 28 Feb 2023 Northeastern U.S. McMurdie CR / NASA n/a
PERiLS --
FC
15 Feb – 15 Apr 2023 SE U.S. Kosiba
(UI)
Cost Recovery NOAA n/a
CG WaveS NSF/NCAR GV

DM, FC, PM, EO, F, OC
1 – 30 Jun 2023 Central U.S. Fritts Approved AGS/PDM
M2HATS ISFS, ISS, MPD*

DM, EO
23 Jun – 18 Aug 2023 California Tong Approved AGS/PDM
SHINE ISFS 23 Jun – 18 Aug 2023 California Sun Facility Request AGS/PDM
GOTHAAM NSF/NCAR C-130, HAIS

DM, FC, EO
25 Jun – 5 Aug 2023 New York Mak Approved AGS/ATC
FY 2024  
WinterRoad ISFS 1 Jan – 10 Jun 2024 &
10 Jan – 31 Mar 2025
WY Jin Facility Request AGS/PDM
CAESAR NSF/NCAR C-130, AVAPS, HAIS, WCR, WCL

DM, FC, PM, EO, OC
23 Feb – 7 Apr 2024 Sweden or Norway Zuidema In Review AGS/PDM
AMELiA NSF/NCAR GV, TOGA, VCSEL 1 Mar 2024 – 9 Sep 2027, eight 2 wk deployments HI & AK Stephens Facility Request AGS/ATC
ACES-Eclipse NSF/NCAR GV 18 Mar – 12 Apr 2024 Texas Samra Facility Request Solar
MAIR-E (II) NSF/NCAR GV 15 May - 17 Jun 2024 PA, TX Wofsy (Harvard) Approved AGS/ATC
ICECHIP S-Pol, UWKA, AVAPS, WCR 

DM, FC
1-30 Jun 2024 & 15 May – 5 June 2025 CO & US Great Plains Adams-Selin Facility Request AGS/PDM
TEAMx-US ISS, ISFS, MPD*, UWKA, WCR 1 Jun – 15 Sep 2024 Italy De Wekker Facility Request AGS/PDM
SLC-SOS UWKA, HARP 1 Jul – 30 Aug 2024 Utah   SOI AGS/ATC
RHI3NO NSF/NCAR GV 1 Aug – 15 Oct 2024 Alaska   SOI AGC/ATC
FY 2025  
PROMO WYKA, WCL, WCR 1 Dec 2024 – 31 Mar 2025 Utah   SOI AGS/PDM

*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 Manager
Alison Rockwell
rockwell@ucar.edu 
303-497-8758