LAOF "Queue"

Updated 12 July 2018

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 Intent (LoI) to the LAOF Request Coordinator and NSF LAOF Program Director no later than four months ahead of the request documentation submission deadline. Current Letters of Intent can be found here.

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 PM
FY 2018
S GRAINEX 18 2 MISS, 12 ISFS, 3 DOW, soundings 25 May - 10 Jun 2018
15-30 Jul 2018
Nebraska Mahmood Funded Bensman
S WE-CAN C-130, WCL, HAIS 22 Jul - 31 Aug 2018 Idaho Fischer Funded Edgerton
S BB-FLUX WYKA Aug - Oct 2018 Idaho Volkamer Funded Edgerton
S SAVANT ISS, ISFS 15 Sep - 15 Nov 2018 Illinois Hiscox Funded Lu
Cat Project Facilities Time Frame Location PI Status NSF PM
FY 2019

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

Argentina Nesbitt Funded Lu
L OTREC GV, AVAPS, HCR, WV DIAL 5 Aug  - 30 Sep 2019 Costa Rica Raymond Funded DeWeaver
S CHEESEHEAD WYKA, ISFS, ISS 24 Jun - 11 Oct 2019 Wisconsin Desai Funded Lu
S Eclipse 2019 GV 25 Jun - 4 Jul 2019 Chile DeLuca Funded Black
Cat Project Facilities Time Frame Location PI Status NSF PM
FY 2020 and beyond
S COALA-BAIR ISFS, ISS Jan/Feb  2020 Australia Emmons Requested Edgerton
S CFACT ISFS, ISS, WV DIAL 15 Jan - 28 Feb 2020 Utah Pu Requested Anderson
S LOBSTAS C-130, WCL, AVAPS, DOW, MM, WP, soundings 15 Jan - 28 Feb 2020 New England Kosiba Requested tbd
S CHACHA WYKA 1 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 Alaska Slade Requested Edgerton / Stieglitz
L ACCLIP GV, HAIS 15 Jul - 31 Aug 2020 Japan Pan Requested Edgerton
S RADFIRE2 WYKA, WCR, WCL, 2 DOW 15 Jul - 15 Sep 2020 Idaho Kingsmill LoI Andersen/Lu
S Eclipse 2020 GV 12 - 24 Dec 2020 Argentina DeLuca LoI Black