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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.
Logo for the Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) campaign
The ACEPOL Campaign
ACEPOL flight tracks
ACEPOL Flight Tracks
The SPEX-Airborne team performs instrument tests
Instrument Testing
The ACEPOL team attends a briefing prior to the flight
Pre-Flight Briefing
The NASA ER-2 chase car
ER-2 Chase Car
The ER-2 pilot boards the aircraft
ER-2 Boarding
ACEPOL scientists and engineers in the chase car.
ER-2 Chase Car
The ER-2 taxis to the runway, followed by its chase car
Preflight Taxi
View from the ER-2 cockpit.
A Pilot’s View
Smoke from prescribed fire treatment wafts over the Shoofly area
Prescribed Fire Treatment in Shoofly
Some of the pilots, mechanics, engineers and scientists who participated in the ACEPOL field campaign
The ACEPOL Team
The ER-2 prepares to re-enter the hangar after a flight
A Successful Flight