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Field Campaigns

Field Campaigns


An atmospheric field campaign is an observational study planned for a specific location and a defined time period during which measurements are conducted from airborne platforms and/or ground sites to study physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere.


Projects Definition/Description Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage

NASA Airborne Lidar

Data from NASA Langley Airborne Lidar flights. Please see product pages for detailed information.Read more

(50S, 50N)(-180,180) Relevant to each field experiment

PolarWinds II

Beginning in the fall of 2014, NASA sponsored two airborne field campaigns, collectively called Polar Winds, designed to fly the Doppler Aerosol WiNd (DAWN) lidar and other instruments to take airborne wind measurements of the Arctic atmosphere, specifically over and off the coasts of Greenland...Read more

(53.5, 70.5)(-59, -6) 05/11/2015 -05/25/2015


Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation - America (SCAR-A) data include physical and chemical components of the Earth's surface, the atmosphere and the radiation field collected in the eastern part of the United...Read more

Eastern United States 07/12/1993 - 07/29/1993


Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation - Brazil (SCAR-B) data include physical and chemical components of the Earth's surface, the atmosphere and the radiation field collected in Brazil with an emphasis in biomass burning.
Related Projects:...Read more

Brazil 06/01/1995 - 10/31/1995


Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys airborne field study mission is to determine ...Read more

varies 08/06/2014 - 09/23/2014


SUbsonic aircraft: Contrail & Clouds Effects Special Study (SUCCESS) is a NASA field program using scientifically instrumented aircraft and ground based measurements to investigate the...Read more

36.6N Lat. 97.5W Lon. 04/12/1996 - 05/02/1996


The overall goal of the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational EXperiment (TARFOX) is to reduce uncertainties in the effects of aerosols on climate by determining the direct...Read more

Western Atlantic Ocean 07/10/1996 - 07/31/1996


THe Observing-system Research and predictability experiment (THORpex) is a ten-year international research program where the primary objective is to accelerate improvements in short range weather predictions and...Read more

Hawaii, Pacific Ocean 01/31/2003 - 04/10/2003