LAOF "Queue"

Updated 29 October 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. 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
Time Frame Location PI Status NSF Science Program
FY 2021
S MethaneAIR NSF/NCAR GV

DA, DM, FC
~Mar/Apr 2021 (pending) Colorado Wofsy Funded AGS/ATC
S SWEX UWKA, ISFS, ISS

DA, DM, OC, PM
1 Apr–15 May 2021 California Calvalho Funded AGS/PDM
S SPICULE NSF/NCAR C-130, WCR

DA, DM, FC, PM
15 May–15 Jun 2021  Colorado Lawson Funded AGS/PDM
L PRECIP S-Pol, MPD
DA, DM
25 May–10 Aug 2021 Taiwan Bell Funded AGS/PDM
S ESCAPE NSF/NCAR C-130, WCR

DA, DM, FC, PM
16 Jun–16 Jul 2021 Texas Kollias Funded AGS/PDM
L ACCLIP NSF/NCAR GV, HAIS

DA, DM, EO, FC, F, OC, PM
15 Jul–31 Aug 2021 Korea Pan Funded AGS/ATC
S APART UWKA

DA, FC
1 Aug–15 Oct 2021 WY & CO Fischer Funded AGS/ATC
 
Cat Project Facilities

Support Services
Time Frame Location PI Status NSF Science Program
FY 2022 and beyond
S CFACT ISFS, ISS, MPD w/ DLB-HSRL 

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

DM, FC
15 Feb–16 Apr 2022 Utqiaġvik, AK Shepson Funded OPP & AGS/ATC
L CAESAR NSF/NCAR C-130, AVAPS, HAIS, WCR, WCL

DA, DM, EO, FC, OC, PM
23 Feb–7 Apr 2022 Sweden or Norway Zuidema Pending AGS/PDM
S TI3GER NSF/NCAR GV

DA, EO, FC, F
Spring 2022 CO & HI Volkamer Funded AGS/ATC
UWKA unavailable for ~12-16 months approx.
May 2022-Summer 2023
See announcement below
S CG WaveS NSF/NCAR GV

DA, DM, EO, FC, F, OC, PM
1-30 June 2022 Central U.S. Fritts Funded AGS/PDM
S M2HATS ISFS 8 weeks in Jun-Aug 2022 California Tong LoI AGS/PDM
S GOTHAAM NSF/NCAR C-130, HAIS

DA, DM, EO, FC
25 Jun–5 Aug 2022 New York Mak Funded AGS/ATC
L AQUARIUS NSF/NCAR C-130, ISFS, ISS Dec 2022–Feb 2023 UT & CA Hallar LoI AGS/PDM & ATC
S ARISE UWKA, ISFS, MPD Spring 2023 OK & KS Lundquist LoI AGS/PDM
L ICECHIP S-Pol, UWKA, WCR Jun 2023 & May/Jun 2024 Great Plains Adams-Selin LoI AGS/PDM
S CAVEAT-Q UWKA, WCL 1 Nov–23 Dec TBD Southeast US Knupp LoI AGS/PDM
S PROMO UWKA, WCL, WCR 8 wks ~Dec–Mar TBD Utah Steenburgh LoI AGS/PDM
L TEAMx-US UWKA, CRL, WCR, AVAPS, ISFS, ISS, MPD 1 Jun–31 Jul 2024 Innsbruck, Austria De Wekker 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.