Airborne aerosol measurement

Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments Experiment - Air Quality (FIREX-AQ)

The NOAA-NASA field experiment FIREX-AQ (Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments Experiment - Air Quality) investigates how wood burns affect air quality and climate change in the atmosphere by making measurements with the NASA DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory as well as two NOAA Twin Otter research planes (NOAA-CHEM, NOAA-MET) that will fly to wood burning sites in North America.
Additional measurements are performed by two Mobile Laboratories (Aerodyne, NASA Langley) and serveral Ground Sites (Boise/ID, McCall/ID, Missoula/MT, Mount Bachelor/OR) near the burning sites and combined with data from the NASA ER-2 High Altitude Platform, NightFOX UAS and satellites.

 

 

Wildfire, FIREX-AQ

Measurements at Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom)

The NASA-sponsored ATom airborne field experiment investigates how human emissions affect air quality and climate change in the atmosphere by making measurements with the DC-8 research aircraft that will fly from near the North Pole down the middle of the Pacific Ocean, to the edge of Antarctica and back up the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA DC-8.

Absorbing aerosol layers in a changing climate: aging, lifetime and dynamics (A-LIFE)

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 640458 (A-LIFE). In addition, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) provides funding for a significant amount of flight hours and aircraft allocation days for the A-LIFE aircraft field experiment, and two EUFAR projects (16 flight hours) are clustered with A-LIFE.

DLR Falcon research aircraft.