|Status:||Operational March, 2000
|Altitude Range:||400 - 4800 m asl|
2117 N. Waverly
Ponca City, OK 74601
Bob Fristoe, pilot
Kelley White, pilot
Aircraft System Photos
Objectives and Approach
The objective of this project is to obtain a statistically-significant data set of the vertical distribution of aerosol properties (e.g., light scattering and absorption, particle chemistry).
The measurements will be used to answer the following scientific questions:
The measurements will be made by flying a light aircraft (Cessna C-172N) over the SGP site and utilizing a similar aerosol instrument package to the one at SGP. The aircraft will fly level legs at altitudes between 500 m and 3500 m several times per week over the course of one year. How much aerosol do we miss staying at or below 3.5 km?
This is a joint effort between the ARM program and ESRL/GMD of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
IAP Aerosol Properties Plots
These plots are designed to provide a quick look at the measured aerosol properties. They display raw unedited data, but known corrections for instrument errors have been applied.
Do not quote or cite.
|Short Term Plots (smoothed corrected, 6 min. averages, includes up to last 48 hours of data transferred to GMD):||Long-term Plots (smoothed corrected, hourly averages, last 30 days of data):|
IAP System Status
These plots are designed to allow NOAA/ESRL/GMD staff to review current station operations. Feel free to browse these plots, but be aware that they are raw unedited data.
|Most Recent Atmospheric Properties:|
|Short Term Status Plots||Long Term Status Plots|