AirMSPI just completed deployment in the FIREX-AQ/ER2 field campaign flying on the NASA ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft. A total of 12 flights occurred between 1 August and 21 August over fire and smoke targets in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Utah, and Arizona, as well as the Railroad Valley calibration site in Nevada. A number of these flights were coincident with the NASA DC-8 aircraft and a NOAA Twin Otter aircraft that flew sampling missions into the smoke.
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AirMSPI continues to support the FIREX-AQ/ER-2 field campaign. To date, about 40 hours have been flown resulting in many good fire acquisitions including the Williams Flats Fire near Spokane, WA. Coordination between the ER-2 and the NASA DC-8 aircraft has also been achieved as both aircraft worked this fire last week.
The following press release was issued on 2 February, 2018:
The NASA Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announce the public release of Version 001 of the Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI) Level 2 Cloud Droplet Size and Cloud Optical Depth Data Product for the ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS (ORACLES) flight campaign.
AirMSPI took part in the Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) field campaign, which took place from 19 October to 9 November with the NASA ER-2 high altitude research aircraft flying out of the Armstrong Flight Research Center (ARFC) in Palmdale, CA.