Projects: Current, Recent, and Upcoming

2017 - 2016
2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011
2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006
2005 - 2004

  • 2017

  • 2016

    • MARLi 16 : Multi-function Airborne Raman Lidar Testing Experiment
      • Jun 1 - Aug 1 in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Zhien Wang,

        Testing of newly developed MARLi system.

    • RadFIRE 16 : Rapid-Deployments to Wildfires Campaign
    • PACMICE 16 : Precipitation and Cloud Measurements for Instrument Characterization and Evaluation
      • Aug 17 - Oct 31 in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Jeff French, Samuel Haimov, Bart Geerts

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

  • 2015

  • 2014

    • START 14 : Student Training in Airborne Research and Technology
      • Mar 26 - Apr 9 in Prescott, AZ
        PIs: Melanie Wetzel, Dorothea Ivanova

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

  • 2013

    • OWLES 13 : Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems
      • Dec 3 - Jan 29 in Penn Yan, NY
        PIs: Bart Geerts, Dave Kristovich

        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
      • Jul 3 - Aug 28 in Southwest UK
        PIs: Sonia Lasher-Trapp, Jeff French, Dave Leon

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

    • ASCII 13 : AgI Seeding of Clouds Impact Investigation
      • Jan 3 - Mar 3 in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Bart Geerts

        Continuation of ASCII-12.

  • 2012

    • IDEAS 12 : Instrument Development and Education in Airborne Science
    • PREAMBLE 12 : Precision Atmospheric Marine Boundary Layer Experiment
      • May 17 - Jun 17 in Southern California
        PIs: Tom Parish

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

    • ASCII 12 : AgI Seeding of Clouds Impact Investigation
      • Jan 4 - Mar 4 in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Bart Geerts

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

  • 2011

    • DOMEX 11 : The Dominica Experiment
      • Apr 4 - May 8 in Fort-De-France, Martinique
        PIs: Ron Smith

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

    • CAMPS 11 : Colorado Airborne Multi-phase Cloud Study
      • Jan 3 - Feb 28 in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Linnea Avallone

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

  • 2010

    • LPVEX 10 : Light Precipitation Validation Experiment
      • Sep 10 - Oct 10 in Turku, Finland
        PIs: Tristan L'Ecuyer

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

    • KAPEE 10 : King Air PBL Exploratory Experiment
      • June in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Zhien Wang

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

  • 2009

    • ISPA 09 : Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosols
      • December in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Dan Ward, Bill Cotton

        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.

    • ASP 09 : Advanced Study Program
      • June in JeffCo airport, NCAR
        PIs:

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

    • WWDC 09 : Wyoming Water Development Commission (Experiment)
      • Feb - Apr in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Bart Geerts

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

    • WAICO 09 : Wyoming Airborne Integrated Cloud Observations (Experiment)
      • Feb - Apr in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Zhien Wang

        Continuation of WWDC 08. 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).

  • 2008

    • CLDGPS 08 : Measurement of Cloud Perturbation Pressures using Differential GPS
      • May - Jun in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Tom Parish, Dave Leon

        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 08 : Wyoming Water Development Commission (Experiment)
      • Feb - Mar in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Bart Geerts

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

    • WAICO 08 : Wyoming Airborne Integrated Cloud Observations (Experiment)
      • Feb - Mar in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Zhien Wang

        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).

  • 2007

  • 2006

    • COWVEX 06 : Cloudsat Over Wyoming Validation EXperiment
      • Oct 2006 - Jan 2007 in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Dave Leon

        Use of the WCR for validation of CloudSAT.

    • CuPIDO 06 : Cumulus Photogrammetric, In-Situ and Doppler Observations
      • Jul - Aug in Tucson, AZ
        PIs: Bart Geerts, Rick Damiani

        Investigation of Cumulus dynamics and forcing in southern Arizona.

    • DMIMS 06 : Dynamics and Microphysics in Marine Stratocumulus
    • TREX 06 : Terrain-Induced Rotor Experiment
      • Mar - Apr in Bishop, CA
        PIs: Vanda Grubisic

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

    • NASA 06 :
      • Jan - Feb in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Bart Geerts, Jeff Snider, Dave Leon

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

  • 2005

    • CONE 05 :
      • October in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Al Rodi

        Test and verification of static pressure measurment on N2UW using "static cone".

  • 2004

    • RICO 04 : Rain in Cumulus Over the Ocean
      • Dec 2004 - Jan 2005 in Antigua
        PIs: Harry Ochs, Bob Rauber, Bart Geerts

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

    • GOA 04 : Gulf of Alaska project
    • GPS 04 :
      • June in Laramie, WY
        PIs: Tom Parish, Matt Burkhart

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

    • COBRA 04 : CO2 Budget and Regional Airborne Study
      • May - Aug in Bangor, ME
        PIs: Steven Wofsy

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

    • CIFEX 04 : Cloud Indirect Effects Experiment
      • April in Arcata, CA
        PIs:

    • GLICAF 04 : Great Lakes Ice Cover–Atmospheric Flux
      • Feb - Mar in Toledo, OH
        PIs: Neil Laird, David Kristovich

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

    • ROLLS 04 :
      • Jan - Feb in Racine, WI
        PIs: Bob Kelly, Bart Geerts

        Measurement of fluxes over Lake Michigan in Winter.