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Projects & Data Requests

PROJECTS AND DATA REQUESTS


Data from past UWyo King Air projects

Data request forms for recent projects are listed below, along with a short summary and link to the facility's project-specific webpages, which provide summary information including detailed flight notes. Unless otherwise noted, processed UWKA flight level data are provided in netcdf format. For data requests from older projects or additional information, please email the UWKA project management group.

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Click here for a comprehensive list of publications related to deployments of the UWKA and the Wyoming Cloud Radar and Lidars, and here for a list of theses and dissertations using facility measurements


2022

CHACHA-22 : CHemistry in the Arctic: Clouds, Halogens, and Aerosols

Measurements characterizing air chemistry, aerosols, and clouds over the North Slope of Alaska and over open leads in the sea ice offshore.

2021

DILBERT-21 : Deployable Instruments - Laramie Based - Research Test flights

Flights testing functionality of newly-installed equipment and instrumentation.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

TRANS2Am-21 : Transport and Transformation of Ammonia

Characterization of chemistry and aerosols around agriculture sites in Colorado and in upslope wind events over the higher mountains.

2020

MONARK-20A^3 Project Monark

Water vapor retrieval using GPS signal occultation.

DILBERT-20 : Deployable Instruments - Laramie Based - Research Test flights

Flights testing functionality of newly-installed equipment and instrumentation.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

HCPI-20Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.'s Holographic Cloud Particle Imager test flights

Flights testing functionality of holographic particle imager.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

FLUX-20

Test measurements using a 10 Hz CO2/CH4 Picarro gas analyzer.

2019

CHEESEHEAD-19Chequamegon Heterogeneous Ecosystem Energy-balance Study Enabled by a High-density Extensive Array of Detectors

Surface energy balance and PBL response over an evolving vegetation environment.

APART-LITE-19Test flights for Ammonia Phase Partitioning and Transport

Test flights sampling emissions sources associated with animal feeding and agriculture operations around the Colorado Front Range.

APEX-19The All-Phase Water Probe Experiment

Instrumentation testing for Alpenglow All-Phase Water Probe.

TECPEC-19Terrain Effect on Clouds and Precipitation - an Educational Campaign

Educational project with student-led investigation of orographic clouds and precipitation, as well as air chemistry over the Uinta basin.

2018

BB-FLUX-18: Biomass Burning Fluxes

Quantifying plume characteristics for fires around the western US.

TEST-18Internal instrument development and testing

Development and testing of AVAPS dropsonde system, supplementary IMU measurements with KPR, and nadir lidar testing.

2017

SNOWIE-17Seeded and Natural Orographic Wintertime clouds—the Idaho Experiment

Sampling orographic precipitation and studying the effectiveness of ground and airborne seeding over Payette Basin region.

SEAR-MAR-17Multi-institutional Collaborative Student Experience in Airborne Research in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Sampling atmospheric phenomena in the mid-Atlantic region, with a focus on student involvement in association with Millersville University, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

2016

PACMICE-16Precipitation and Cloud Measurements for Instrument Characterization and Evaluation

New instrument testing over a wide range of cloud and precipitation environments for recently acquired equipment.

RadFIRE-16Rapid-Deployments to Wildfires Campaign

Test the effectiveness of the WCR to measure wildire plumes.

2015

PECAN-15Plains Elevated Convection at Night

Advance understanding of nocturnal warm-season precipation with focus on low-level jet and stable boundary layer with the largest Convective Available Potential Energy aloft.

2014

START-14Student Training in Airborne Research and Technology

Educational experiment working with undergraduates and faculty at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-focus on Research Aviation.

2013

OWLeS-13Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems

Investigate Lake-effect snow systems that form over Lake Ontario and better understand processes for the development and maintenance of such systems.

COPE-MED-13 : Convective Precipitation Experiment - Microphysics and Entrainment Dependencies

Investigate microphysics pathways and entrainment dependencies on the develoment of precipitation in convective storms in Southwest England.

ASCII-13AgI Seeding of Clouds Impact Investigation

Continuation of ASCII-12.

2012

IDEAS-12Instrument Development and Education in Airborne Science

Test new instruments on the UWKA to be used for Airborne science.

PREAMBLE-12Precision Atmospheric Marine Boundary Layer Experiment

Examine the atmospheric dynamics associated with the summertime MABL near Point Conception using the UWKA.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz10 Hz

ASCII-12AgI Seeding of Clouds Impact Investigation

Investigate how ground-based glaciogenic seeding affect microphysics of cold orographic clouds.

2011

DOMEX-11 The Dominica Experiment

Understand the physics of convective initiation and precipitation in a simple steady tropical environment.

CAMPS-11 : Colorado Airborne Multi-phase Cloud Study

In situ and remotely sensed measurements of wintertime clouds in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

2010

LPVEX-10Light Precipitation Validation Experiment

Development and testing of new radar algorithms in regions of light precipitation at high latitudes.

KAPEE-10King Air PBL Exploratory Experiment

Test and demonstrate the capability of a new compact Raman Lidar for measurements from the UWKA for investigating BL aerosol and water vapor profiles.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz20 Hz

2009

ISPA-09Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosols

Sampling of CCN and aerosol upwind of the Park Range in North Central CO and the San Juan Mountains of South Western CO in the winter.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

ASP-09Advanced Study Program

Four flights/2 days in support of ASP Summer Colloquium. Projects led by advanced graduate students, utilizing multiple NSF observing facilities, including UWKA.

WWDC-09Wyoming Water Development Commission (Experiment)

Continuation of WWDC 08, conducted in parallel with WAICO. Investigate the effects of AgI seeding of supercooled clouds in the Medicine Bow mountains.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

WAICO-09Wyoming Airborne Integrated Cloud Observations (Experiment)

Test and demonstrate the capability of new remote sensing tools for the UWKA. This project centers around the upward Wyoming Cloud Lidar (WCL-I), a new (downward-pointing) cloud lidar (WCL-II), and the Wyoming Cloud Radar (WCR).

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

2008

CLDGPS-08Measurement of Cloud Perturbation Pressures using Differential GPS

Use measures of basic state variables combined with Differential GPS to investigate pressure perturbations around actively growing cumulus clouds. The perturbations will be tied to the cloud kinematics through measurements from in-situ probes and airborne Doppler radar (WCR).

WWDC-08Wyoming Water Development Commission (Experiment)

Investigate the effects of AgI seeding of supercooled clouds in the Medicine Bow mountains, conducted in parallel with WAICO.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

WAICO-08Wyoming Airborne Integrated Cloud Observations (Experiment)

Test and demonstrate the capability of new remote sensing tools for the UWKA. This project centers around the new Wyoming Cloud Lidar (WCL), a new microwave radiometer built by Prosensing, and the Wyoming Cloud Radar (WCR).

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

2007

ACME-07Airborne Carbon in the Mountains Experiment

Measurements of Carbon and other trace gas budgets in the Central Rocky Mountain region.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

2006

COWVEX-06Cloudsat Over Wyoming Validation EXperiment

Use of the WCR for validation of CloudSAT.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

CuPIDO-06Cumulus Photogrammetric, In-Situ and Doppler Observations

Investigation of Cumulus dynamics and forcing in southern Arizona.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

DMIMS-06Dynamics and Microphysics in Marine Stratocumulus

Investigation of marine stratus and sc off the coast of California.

TREX-06 Terrain-Induced Rotor Experiment

Multi-facility project to understand wave-rotor coupled system, downwind of Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

NASA-06

Investigation of Orographic influence on cloud and precipitation over the Snowy Range Mountains in SE Wyoming.

2005

http://flights.uwyo.edu/projects/goa04/2004

RICO-04 Rain in Cumulus Over the Ocean

Multi-facility project to investigate small, maritime cumulus in the western Carribean.

GOA-04Gulf of Alaska project

Investigation of barrier jets off the coast of Alaska.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

GPS-04

Use of differential corrections to test effectiveness of GPS measurments on N2UW.

COBRA-04CO2 Budget and Regional Airborne Study

Determination of large scale carbon budgets in North East of North America.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

CIFEX-04Cloud Indirect Effects Experiment

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

GLICAF-04Great Lakes Ice Cover–Atmospheric Flux

Measurement of fluxes over the Great Lakes in concert with Lake-effect Snow events.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

ROLLS-04

Measurement of fluxes over Lake Michigan in Winter.

  • King Air processed flight level data: 1 Hz25 Hz

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