Science Team

The DC3 Science Team is led by and comprised  of researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), universities and national labs interested in studying different aspects of this common topic. Deploying 3 aircraft, several ground facilities in many locations across the United States, and orchestrating consistent data collection over many platforms is truly a collaborative effort. The DC3 Project Office is facilitated and organized by NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL).

DC3 Principal Investigators

Mary Barth

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Chris Cantrell

National Center for Atmospheric Research

William Brune

Pennsylvania State


Steve Rutledge

Colorado State



Participating National Centers and Laboratories

NCAR :: National Center for

Atmospheric Research

    NASA :: National Aeronautics and

    Space Administration


    NOAA :: National Oceanic and Atmospheric



    DLR :: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und

    Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center)


    Participating U.S. Universities

    • California Institute of Technology
    • Colorado State University
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Princeton University
    • Texas Tech University
    • U.S. Naval Academy
    • University of Alabama - Huntsville
    • University of Arizona
    • University of California - Berkeley
    • University of California - Irvine
    • University of Colorado - Boulder
    • University of Hawaii
    • University of Innsbruck
    • University of Maryland - Baltimore County
    • University of Miami
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of North Dakota
    • University of Oklahoma
    • University of Rhode Island

    Other Organizations

    • Stratton Park Engineering Company, Inc. (SPEC)