LAOF "Queue"

Updated 18 April 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 15 Jul - 31 Aug 2018 Idaho Fischer Funded Edgerton
S BB-FLUX WYKA Aug - Oct 2018 Idaho Volkamer Funded Edgerton
S SAVANT ISS, ISFS Sep-Oct 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
S POSEIDON Profiler, ISFS, radiosondes 1 Apr - 1 May 2019 California Smith Requested Anderson
S SWEX ISS, ISFS, 915 MHz profiler 1 May - 15 Jun 2019 California Carvalho Requested Anderson
S ACDAR ISFS, ceilometer 22 May - 26 Jun 2019 North Carolina Benedict Requested Edgerton
S KAMP GV, HCR, HSRL 1 - 30 Jun  2019 Hawaii Griswold Requested DeWeaver
L OTREC GV, AVAPS, HCR, WV DIAL 5 Aug  - 30 Sep 2019 Costa Rica Raymond Funded DeWeaver
S CARBON KA 15 Jun - 15 Sep 2019 (5 wks) Alaska Mao Requested Edgerton
S CHEESEHEAD KA, ISFS, ISS 24 Jun - 11 Oct 2019 Wisconsin Desai Requested Lu
S Eclipse 2019 GV 25 Jun - 4 Jul 2019 Chile DeLuca Requested Black
S RadFIRE2 KA, WCR, WCL, DOW, TP 15 Jul - 15 Sep 2019 Western US Kingsmill Requested Bensman
S C-COAST C-130 15 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 East Coast Kort Requested Edgerton
Cat Project Facilities Time Frame Location PI Status NSF PM
FY 2020 and beyond
S COALA ISFS, ISS Jan/Feb  2020 Australia Emmons LoI Edgerton
S FACT ISFS, ISS, HSRL 13 Jan - 28 Feb 2020 Utah Pu LoI  
S LOBSTAS C-130, WCL, AVAPS, DOW, MM, WP, soundings 15 Jan - 28 Feb 2020 New England Kosiba LoI tbd
L CAESAR C-130, WCR, WCL, AVAPS 23 Feb - 7 Apr 2020 Sweden Geerts Requested Anderson
S CHACHA KA 1 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 Alaska Slade LoI Edgerton / Stieglitz
S ACDAR - 2020 ISFS, Ceilometer 20 May - 1 Jul 2020 Colorado Benedict Requested Edgerton
L PRECIP 2020 SPolKa, WV DIAL, DOW, soundings 25 May - 10 Aug 2020 Taiwan Bell Requested Lu
L THINICE GV, HCR, HSRL, AVAPS 1 Jul - 15 Aug 2020  Norway Cavallo Requested Stieglitz / Suchman
L ACCLIP GV, HAIS 15 July - 31 Aug 2020 Japan Pan Requested Edgerton
S Eclipse 2020 GV 12 - 24 Dec 2020 Argentina DeLuca Requested Black