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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.
[Feb-2019] The ER-2 prepares to re-enter the hangar after a flight.
[Feb-2019] Some of the pilots, mechanics, engineers and scientists who participated in the ACEPOL field campaign.
[Feb-2019] Smoke from prescribed fire treatment - conducted to remove timber slash, woody debris, grass, and brush - ... MORE »
[Feb-2019] View from the ER-2 cockpit.
[Feb-2019] The ER-2 taxis to the runway, followed by its chase car.
[Feb-2019] ACEPOL scientists and engineers in the chase car.
[Feb-2019] The ER-2 pilot boards the aircraft. Because of high flight altitudes, pressurized suits are required.
[Feb-2019] The NASA ER-2 chase car. Because ground visibility and stability are problematic during takeoff and landi ... MORE »
[Feb-2019] The ACEPOL team attends a briefing prior to flight.
[Feb-2019] The ACEPOL mission is particularly relevant for PACE because it uses airborne versions of the HARP2 and S ... MORE »
[Feb-2019] ER-2 flight tracks for the ACEPOL field campaign. NASA’s high altitude, Lockheed ER-2 Earth resourc ... MORE »