The NOAA WP-3D aircraft was deployed with a wide array of in situ and remote gaseous and aerosol measurement instrumentation from Monterey, California during April - May, 2002. This aircraft component of ITCT 2002 was intended to:
- characterize chemical composition of lower troposphere with the aim of understanding processes that determine oxidant and aerosol loading that enter Western U.S.
- investigate the influence of added North American emissions from the coastal regions as air masses are advected further inland.
- investigate the processing of primary pollutants in ship plumes in the marine boundary layer.