Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites (ARCTAS) was an aerosol experiment that took place in the Arctic in March, April, June, and July, 2008. The ARCTAS mission, one of the POLARCAT (POLar study using Aircraft, Remote sensing, surface measurements and modeling of Climate, chemistry, Aerosols and Transport) campaigns for the International Polar Year, was aimed at learning more about the state of the Arctic atmosphere and reporting on the changes that have occurred as a result of pollution. The experiment contained four deployments.
|Deployment||Date||Location||MISR Definiton of Area|
|ICEALOT||March 19 - April 24, 2008||North Atlantic|
|Spring||April 1 - 21, 2008||Barrow and Fairbanks, Alaska||64N - 71N, 148W - 157W||68 - 82, 164 - 166||32 - 38, 6|
|CARB||June 18 - 25, 2008||California coast|
|Summer||June 26 - July 31, 2008||Yellowknife and Cold Lake, Alberta||54N - 61N, 110W - 115W||36 - 48||39 - 49|
The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) support was during the Spring and Summer campaign deployments.