LAOF "Queue"

Updated 27 April 2020

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 2020
S MethaneAIR NSF/NCAR GV Nov 2019 and 16 Mar-3 Apr 2020 (Postponed) Colorado Wofsy Funded


S SWEX WYKA, ISFS, ISS 1 Apr–15 May 2020 (Postponed) California Calvalho Funded AGS/PDM
S SPICULE NSF/NCAR C-130, WCR late spring / early fall 2020 Colorado Lawson Funded AGS/PDM
L PRECIP S-PolKa 25 May–10 Aug 2020 (Postponed) Taiwan Bell Funded AGS/PDM
L ACCLIP NSF/NCAR GV, HAIS 15 Jul–31 Aug 2020(Postponed) Japan Pan Funded AGS/ATC
Cat Project Facilities Time Frame Location PI Status NSF Science Program
FY 2021 and beyond
S ASPIRE NSF/NCAR GV 7–16 Dec 2020 Chile or Argentina Samra Funded GEO Solar Terrestrial
S TI3GER NSF/NCAR GV 8 Apr8 May 2021 CO & HI Volkamer Requested AGS/ATC
S CHACHA UWKA, AVAPS 15 Feb–16 Apr 2021 Utqiaġvik, AK Shepson Under Review OPP & AGS/ATC
S PERiLS CSWR COW, DOW, MM, Pods, soundings 1 Mar–15 May 2021 and 1 Mar–15 May 2022 Southeastern U.S. Kosiba Requested AGS/PDM
S APART UWKA 1 Apr–15 Jun 2021 WY & CO Fischer Requested AGS/ATC 
S CG WaveS NSF/NCAR GV 1-30 June 2021 Central U.S. Fritts Requested AGS/PDM
S BOREADS NSF/NCAR C-130 1 Jun–15 Jul 2021 Canada Bertram Requested AGS/ATC
S M2HATS ISFS, ISS, MPD* Jun–Aug 2021 California Tong Requested AGS/PDM
S GOTHAAM NSF/NCAR C-130, HAIS 25 Jun–5 Aug 2021 New York Mak Requested AGS/ATC
S ESCAPE UWKA, WCR, COW, DOWs, soundings 12 Jul–27 Aug 2021 Texas Kollias Requested AGS/PDM
S RaDFIRE2 UWKA, WCL, WCR, CSWR DOW 15 Jul–15 Sep 2021 California Clements Requested AGS/ATC
S CAVEAT-Q UWKA, WCL 1 Nov–23 Dec 2021 Southeast US Knupp LoI AGS/PDM
S PROMO UWKA, WCL, WCR, CSWR DOW, COW 8 wks ~1 Dec 2021–1 Mar 2022 Utah Steenburgh LoI AGS/PDM
S Winter Storm Study DOW, MM, Pods 5 Jan–15 Mar 2022 New England Kosiba LoI AGS/PDM
S CFACT ISFS, ISS, MPD, DLB-HSRL  15 Jan–28 Feb 2022 Utah Pu LoI AGS/PDM
S WINTRE-MIX UWKA, WCR, WCL, CSWR DOW, COW, MM 15 Jan–28 Feb 2022 NY/Canada Minder LoI AGS/PDM
L CAESAR NSF/NCAR C-130, AVAPS, HAIS, WCR, WCL, ISFS 23 Feb–7 Apr 2022 Sweden or Norway Zuidema EDO submitted AGS/PDM
S ARISE UWKA, ISFS, MPD Spring 2023 OK & KS Lundquist LoI AGS/PDM
L Terminus NSF/NCAR GV, HCR, HSRL, AVAPS May 2023 S. Atlantic Yuter LoI AGS/PDM & CLD
tbd AQUARIUS NSF/NCAR C-130 Dec 2022–Feb 2023 Utah Hallar LoI AGS/PDM & ATC
L TEAMx-US UWKA, CRL, WCR, AVAPS, ISFS, ISS, MPD 1 Jun–31 Jul 2024 Innsbruck, Austria De Wekker LoI AGS/PDM