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ACEPOL Field Campaign

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ACEPOL was launched in late 2017 to acquire data with advanced active and passive remote sensors. The data will be used to develop and assess algorithms for retrieving profiles of aerosol optical and microphysical properties. The ACEPOL field campaign occurred in fall 2017.
The ER-2 prepares to re-enter the hangar after a flight
A Successful Flight
Some of the pilots, mechanics, engineers and scientists who participated in the ACEPOL field campaign
Smoke from prescribed fire treatment wafts over the Shoofly area
Prescribed Fire Treatment in Shoofly
View from the ER-2 cockpit.
A Pilot’s View
The ER-2 taxis to the runway, followed by its chase car
Preflight Taxi
ACEPOL scientists and engineers in the chase car.
ER-2 Chase Car
The ER-2 pilot boards the aircraft
ER-2 Boarding
The NASA ER-2 chase car
ER-2 Chase Car
The ACEPOL team attends a briefing prior to the flight
Pre-Flight Briefing
The SPEX-Airborne team performs instrument tests
Instrument Testing
ACEPOL flight tracks
ACEPOL Flight Tracks
Logo for the Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) campaign
The ACEPOL Campaign