Tropospheric Chemistry: Research Platforms

Research platforms used for field campaigns.

Research platforms used for field campaigns: NOAA WP-3D aircraft, NOAA R/V Ronald H. Brown, typical ground site.

A variety of platforms are used to conduct Tropospheric Chemistry research. These include airplanes, ships, and ground sites.


The NOAA WP-3D has been used in many field missions. In addition, instruments have been flown on the NOAA G-4. NOAA AOC has more information on these airplanes.


The NOAA R/V Ronald H. Brown has been used in several field projects by the group. NOAA MOC has more information about this ship. In addition, instruments have been deployed on the R/V Knorr and R/V Atlantis, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Ground Sites

Ground sites include trailers and tall towers, including the Boulder Atmospheric Oberservatory (BAO) in Erie, CO. The Physical Sciences Division at NOAA ESRL runs the BAO tower.