King Air Users Information

N2UW is a "mission ready" aircraft. The Department of Atmospheric Science maintains a suite of instruments that are available upon request of the aircraft. In addition, considerable freedom is permitted for mounting user-supplied instruments. UW personnel will supervise the installation of such equipment and can assist all users in the design and fabrication of user-supplied equipment to ensure that this equipment meets size, weight, and structural integrity requirements established by the department and flight facility.

Standard Measurements that are available include:

  • Instrumentation for measurement of atmospheric state parameters (temperature, pressure, humidity)
  • GPS for location and velocity correction
  • Air motion (wind) measurements with inertial reference unit and gust probe
  • Turbulent flux measurements of momentum, moisture, and carbon dioxide
  • Radiometers (shortwave, longwave)
  • Radiometers for remote surface temperature measurements
  • Cloud physics instrumentation (water content, particle concentration and size)
  • Video photography and audio equipment

Special Measurement Capabilities:

Other instruments that are not part of the standard package at the present time may be available. Each has a designated principal investigator who should be contacted directly for information about how to obtain support. Additional funding may be needed to support deployment of these instruments:

  • Trace gas sampling
  • Cloud condensation nucleus CCN counter
  • Aerosol instruments

Remote Sensing:

The Wyoming Cloud Radar and Wyoming Cloud Lidar are part of the UWyo King Air National Facility and as such are available for "standard" deployment aboard the King Air.

Click Here for N2UW Instrument List