LAOF "Queue"

Updated 16 June 2021

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

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 green for funded, orange for requested, and yellow for a letter of interest submitted. NCAR support services include Data Archive (DA), Data Management (DM), Education & Outreach (EO), Field Catalog (FC), Forecasting (F), Networking & Data Communications (Net), Operations Center (OC), and Project Management (PM).

Cat Project Facilities

Support Services
Deployment Dates Location PI Status NSF Science Program
FY 2021
S SPICULE NSF/NCAR GV, HCR

DA, DM, FC, PM
24 May – 25 Jun 2021 Colorado Lawson Funded AGS/PDM
  ASPIRE Test NSF/NCAR GV 13 – 23 Jul  2021 Colorado Samra Funded Solar-Terrestrial
S MethaneAIR NSF/NCAR GV

DA, DM
1 – 13 Aug 2021 Colorado Wofsy Funded AGS/ATC
S APART UWKA

DA, FC
1 Aug–15 Oct 2021 WY & CO Fischer Funded AGS/ATC
FY 2022
S ASPIRE NSF/NCAR GV 25 Nov – 7 Dec 2021 Chile Samra Funded Solar
S CFACT ISFS, ISS

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

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

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

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

DA, DM
25 May – 10 Aug 2022 Taiwan Bell Funded AGS/PDM
UWKA unavailable for ~12-16 months approx.
May 2022-Summer 2023
See announcement below
S ESCAPE NSF/NCAR C-130, WCR

DA, DM, FC
Jun – Jul 2022 (pending) Texas Kollias Funded  
S M2HATS ISFS, ISS, MPD
DA, DM, EO
8 weeks in Jun – Aug 2022 California Tong In Review AGS/PDM
L ACCLIP NSF/NCAR GV, HAIS

DA, DM, EO, FC, F, OC, PM
15 Jul – 31 Aug 2022 South Korea Pan Funded AGS/ATC
FY 2023
L AMELiA NSF/NCAR GV

DM, DA
2 weeks in Oct 2022, Mar – May 2023, Jul – Sep 2023 HI & AK Stephens In Review GCR
S SAIL ISFS Jan – Apr 2023 CO Jessica Lundquist LoI  
L CAESAR NSF/NCAR C-130, AVAPS, HAIS, WCR, WCL

DA, DM, EO, FC, OC, PM
23 Feb – 7 Apr 2023 Sweden or Norway Zuidema Pending AGS/PDM
S ARISE UWKA, ISFS, MPD Spring 2023 OK & KS Julie Lundquist LoI AGS/PDM
S CG WaveS NSF/NCAR GV

DA, DM, EO, FC, F, OC, PM
1 – 30 Jun 2023 Central U.S. Fritts Funded AGS/PDM
L ICECHIP C-130 or UWKA with WCR; S-Pol

DA, DM, FC
EOP1: 1 – 30 Jun 2023
EOP2: May/Jun 2024
Great Plains Adams-Selin In Review AGS/PDM
S GOTHAAM NSF/NCAR C-130, HAIS

DA, DM, EO, FC
25 Jun – 5 Aug 2023 New York Mak Funded AGS/ATC
FY 2024 & Beyond
S BOREADS NSF/NCAR C-130 1 Jun – 15 Jul 2024 MN Bertram LoI AGS/ATC
L TEAMx-US UWKA, CRL, WCR, AVAPS, ISFS, ISS, MPD 1 Jun – 31 Jul 2024 Innsbruck, Austria De Wekker LoI AGS/PDM
S CAVEAT-Q UWKA, WCL 1 Nov – 23 Dec TBD Southeast US Knupp LoI AGS/PDM
L AQUARIUS NSF/NCAR C-130, ISFS, ISS Dec – Feb TBD UT & CA Hallar LoI AGS/PDM & ATC
S PROMO UWKA, WCL, WCR 8 wks ~Dec – Mar TBD Utah Steenburgh LoI AGS/PDM

 

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 for a 12 to 18 month period beginning in May of 2022. This includes projects that utilize the UWKA or projects requesting the WCR on the NSF/NCAR C-130.

The Next Generation King Air is expected to come online in the Spring of 2023. Those wanting to request either the UWKA and/or the WCR for projects beginning in May 2023 should work closely with UWKA facility management team. They expect support for limited payload projects will be available in May 2023 at the earliest. More complex payloads and/or project logistics will likely become supportable later in 2023. The University of Wyoming will continue to update the Next Generation King Air webpage throughout the development of the project.

See the UWKA project Calendar for upcoming projects and scheduling of the UWKA.