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Year Dates Name Instruments Data & Images
2025 campaign name
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2021 Jan 29 – Apr 2, May – June ACTIVATE – Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2020 Feb 14 – Mar 12, Aug 13 – Sept 3 ACTIVATE – Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2019 Aug 24 – Oct 5 CAMP2Ex – Clouds, Aerosol and Monsoon Processes-Philippines ExperimentCAMP2Ex – Clouds, Aerosol and Monsoon Processes-Philippines Experiment
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2019 July 17 – Sept 5 FIREX-AQ – Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments Experiment- Air Quality
DIAL/HSRL Data Archive
2019 June 17 – July 27 ACT-America – Atmospheric Carbon and Transport- America
HALO Data Archive
2018 Sept 21 – Oct 27 ORACLES – ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2018 July 2 – Sept 6 LISTOS – The Long Island Sound Tropospheric Ozone Study
HALO Data Archive
2017 Oct 23 – Nov 9 ACEPOL – Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2017 Aug 31 – Sept 20 NAAMES – North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study
HSRL-1 Data Archive
2017 Aug 1 – Sept 4 ORACLES – ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2016 Aug 19 – Oct 27 ORACLES – ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2016 May 13 – June 3 NAAMES – North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study
HSRL-1 Data Archive
2016 May 1 – June 14 KORUS-AQ – An International Cooperative Air Quality Field Study in Korea
DIAL/HSRL Data Archive
2015 Nov 9 – 23 NAAMES – North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study
HSRL-1 Data Archive
2015 June 1 – July 15 PECAN – Plains Elevated Convection at Night
LASE Data Archive
2014 July 13 – Aug 12 DISCOVER-AQ – Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from COlumn and VERtically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2014 July 18 – Aug 6 SABOR – Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research
HSRL-1 Data Archive
2013 Sept 4 – 27 DISCOVER-AQ – Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from COlumn and VERtically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2013 Aug 1 – Sept 30 SEAC4RS – Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds, and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys
DIAL-HSRL Data Archive
2013 Jan 13 – Feb 8 DISCOVER-AQ – Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from COlumn and VERtically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality
HSRL-2 Data Archive
2012 July 9 – 25 TCAP – Two-Column Aerosol Project
HSRL-2 Data Archive (requires ARM account)
2012 May 1 – June 30 DC3 – Deep Convective Clouds & Chemistry
DIAL/HSRL Data Archive
2011 Sept 30 – Oct 25 DEVOTE – Development and Evaluation of Satellite Validation Tools by Experimenters
HSRL Data Archive
2011 July 1 – 29 DISCOVER-AQ – Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from COlumn and VERtically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality
HSRL Data Archive
2010 Aug 15 – Sept 30 GRIP – Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes
LASE Data Archive Images
Images
2010 June 3 – 30 CARES – Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study
HSRL Data Archive*
(requires ARM account)
2010 May 12 – 24 CalNex – California Nexus
HSRL Data Archive*

(located within ARM archive, requires ARM account)
2009 June 3 – 23 RACORO – Routine AAF CLOWD Optical Radiative Observations
HSRL Data Archive*
(requires ARM account)
2008 April 1 – July 14 ARCTAS – Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites Spring and Summer
HSRL/DIAL HSRL Archive
HSRL Spring Images
HSRL Summer Images
DIAL Archive
DIAL Images
2007   CALIPSO/CATZ/MODIS   HSRL Images
2007 July 13 – Aug 11 TC4 – Tropical Composition, Clouds, and Climate Coupling Experiment
DIAL/LASE Data Archive
Images
2007 June 3 – 29 CHAPS – Cumulus Humulis Aerosol Process Study [PDF]
HSRL Data Archive*
(requires ARM account)
Images
2007 Feb 8 – 21 San Joaquin Valley (NASA/EPA)
HSRL Images
2006 Aug 27 – Sept 28 TexAQS/GoMACCS – Texas Air Quality Study – Gulf of Mexico Atmospheric Composition and Climate Study
HSRL Data Archive
Images
2006 Aug 15 – Sept 15 NAAMA – NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses
LASE Data Archive
Images
2006 May 24 – Aug 17 CC-Vex – CALIPSO & CLOUDSAT Validation Experiment [PDF]
HSRL Data Archive
2006 Mar 1 – May 15 INTEX-B – Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment – B
DIAL Data Archive
Images
2006 March 3 – 31 MILAGRO – Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations
HSRL Data Archive
Images
2005 Jan 24 – Feb 9 PAVE – Polar Aura Validation Experiment
DIAL Data Archive
Images
2004 July 1 – Aug 14 INTEX-NA – Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment – North America
DIAL Data Archive
Images
2003 Jan 8 – Feb 6 SOLVE II – SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment
DIAL Data Archive
Images
2002 May 13 – June 25 IHOP – The International H20 Project
LASE Data Archive
Images
2001 Aug 15 – Sept 24 CAMEX-4 – The Fourth Convective and Moisture Experiment
LASE Data Archive
Images
2001 Feb 26 – Apr 9 TRACE-P – Transport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific
DIAL Data Archive
Images
2000 Nov 27 – Dec 11 AFWEX – ARM-FIRE Water Vapor Experiment [PDF]
LASE Data Archive
Images
2000 Feb 4 – May 23 TOPSE – Tropospheric Ozone Production around the Spring Equinox
DIAL Data Archive
Images
1999 – 2000 Nov 30 – Mar 15 SOLVE – SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment
DIAL/LASE Data Archive
Images
1999 Mar 6 – Apr 18 PEM-Tropics B – Pacific Exploratory Mission – Tropics B
DIAL/LASE Data Archive
Images
1998 Aug 21 – Sept 22 CAMEX-3 – The Third Convective and Moisture Experiment
LASE Data Archive
Images
1997 Oct 7 – Nov 12 SONEX – SASS Ozone and Nitrogen Experiment
DIAL Data Archive
Images
1997 July 11 – 17 SGP97 – Southern Great Plains 1997 Experiment
LASE Data Archive
Images
1996 Aug 30 – Oct 5 PEM-Tropics A – Pacific Exploratory Mission – Tropics A
DIAL Data Archive
Images
1996 July 14 – 26 TARFOX – Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment
DIAL/LASE Data Archive
Images
1995 – 1996 Dec 8 – Feb 19 TOTE-VOTE – Tropical-Vortex Ozone Transport Experiment
LASE Data Archive
Images
1995 Sept 9 – 26 LASE-Validation – Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment Validation
DIAL Data Archive
Images
1994 Feb 8 – Mar 14 PEM-WestB – Pacific Exploratory Mission-West B
DIAL Data Archive
Images
1992 Sept 21 – Oct 26 TRACE-A – Transport and Atmospheric Chemistry near the Equator- Atlantic
DIAL Data Archive
Images
1991 Sept 16 – Oct 21 PEM-WestA – Pacific Exploratory Mission-West A
DIAL Data Archive
Images

  • CAPABLE/CRAVE Full Site Photo from left to right site enclosures: 1196A NASA LaRC, MPLnet, Virginia DEQ
    CAPABLE/CRAVE Full Site Photo from left to right site enclosures: 1196A NASA LaRC, MPLnet, Virginia DEQ

  • NASA LaRC NAST-I and HU ASSIST side-by-side for intercomparison
    NASA LaRC NAST-I and HU ASSIST side-by-side for intercomparison

  • Virginia DEQ, NASA and Penn State-NATIVE Enclosures (from right to left)
    Virginia DEQ, NASA and Penn State-NATIVE Enclosures (from right to left)

  • Ozone-sonde away.
    Ozone-sonde away.
  • About to lift.
    About to lift.
PurpleAir PA-II-SD Air Quality Sensor
Laser Particle Counters
Type (2) PMS5003
Range of measurement 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0, & 10 μm
Counting efficiency 50% at 0.3μm & 98% at ≥0.5μm
Effective range
(PM2.5 standard)*
0 to 500 μg/m³
Maximum range (PM2.5 standard)* ≥1000 μg/m³
Maximum consistency error (PM2.5 standard) ±10% at 100 to 500μg/m³ & ±10μg/m³ at 0 to 100μg/m³
Standard Volume 0.1 Litre
Single response time ≤1 second
Total response time ≤10 seconds
Pressure, Temperature, & Humidity Sensor
Type BME280
Temperature range -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
Pressure range 300 to 1100 hPa
Humidity Response time (τ63%): 1 s
Accuracy tolerance: ±3% RH
Hysteresis: ≤2% RH


Pandora capabilities

Instrument

Response

Parameter

Precision

Uncertainty

Range

Resolution

Pandora

~2min

Total Column O3, NO2, HCHO, SO2, H2O, BrO

0.01 DU

0.1 DU

 

 

Virginia Department of Environment Quality in-situ instrumentation

Instrument

Response

Parameter

Precision

Uncertainty

Thermo Scientific 42C (Molybdenum converter)
(VADEQ)

60 s

NO and NOx

50 pptv

3%

Teledyne API 200EU w/ photolytic converter
(EPA) PI-Szykman

20 s

NO2

50 pptv

 

Thermo Scientific 49C (VADEQ)

20 s

O3

1 ppbv

4%

Thermo Scientific 48i (VADEQ)

60 s

CO

40 ppbv

5%

Thermo Scientific 43i (VADEQ)

80 s

SO2

0.2 ppbv

5%

Thermo Scientific 1400AB TEOM (VADEQ)

600 s

PM2.5 (continuous)

µg/m3

1 3%

Thermo Scientific Partisol Plus 2025 (VADEQ)

24 hr

PM2.5 (filter-based FRM)- 1/3 days

 

 

BSRN-LRC-49
Large area view.
Latitude: 37.1038
Longitude: -76.3872
Elevation: 3 m Above sea level
Scenes: urban, marsh, bay, river and farm.

Legend

  • The inner red circle is a 20km CERES foot print centered on the BSRN-LRC site.
  • The pink circle represents a possible tangential 20km foot print.
  • The middle red circle represents the area in which a 20km foot print could fall and still see the site.
  • Yellow is a sample 40 deg off nadir foot print.
  • The outer red circle is the region which would be seen by a possible 40 deg off nadir foot print.
The BSRN-LRC sun tracker at the NASA Langley Research Center on a snowy day (02/20/2015) The BSRN-LRC sun tracker at the NASA Langley Research Center on a snowy day (02/20/2015)
CAPABLE-BSRN Google Site Location Image

Team Satellite Sensor G/L Dates Number of obs Phase angle range (°)
CMA FY-3C MERSI LEO 2013-2014 9 [43 57]
CMA FY-2D VISSR GEO 2007-2014
CMA FY-2E VISSR GEO 2010-2014
CMA FY-2F VISSR GEO 2012-2014
JMA MTSAT-2 IMAGER GEO 2010-2013 62 [-138,147]
JMA GMS5 VISSR GEO 1995-2003 50 [-94,96]
JMA Himawari-8 AHI GEO 2014- -
EUMETSAT MSG1 SEVIRI GEO 2003-2014 380/43 [-150,152]
EUMETSAT MSG2 SEVIRI GEO 2006-2014 312/54 [-147,150]
EUMETSAT MSG3 SEVIRI GEO 2013-2014 45/7 [-144,143]
EUMETSAT MET7 MVIRI GEO 1998-2014 128 [-147,144]
CNES Pleiades-1A PHR LEO 2012 10 [+/-40]
CNES Pleiades-1B PHR LEO 2013-2014 10 [+/-40]
NASA-MODIS Terra MODIS LEO 2000-2014 136 [54,56]
NASA-MODIS Aqua MODIS LEO 2002-2014 117 [-54,-56]
NASA-VIIRS NPP VIIRS LEO 2012-2014 20 [50,52]
NASA-OBPG SeaStar SeaWiFS LEO 1997-2010 204 (<10, [27-66])
NASA/USGS Landsat-8 OLI LEO 2013-2014 3 [-7]
NASA OCO-2 OCO LEO 2014
NOAA-STAR NPP VIIRS LEO 2011-2014 19 [-52,-50]
NOAA GOES-10 IMAGER GEO 1998-2006 33 [-66, 81]
NOAA GOES-11 IMAGER GEO 2006-2007 10 [-62, 57]
NOAA GOES-12 IMAGER GEO 2003-2010 49 [-83, 66]
NOAA GOES-13 IMAGER GEO 2006 11
NOAA GOES-15 IMAGER GEO 2012-2013 28 [-52, 69]
VITO Proba-V VGT-P LEO 2013-2014 25 [-7]
KMA COMS MI GEO 2010-2014 60
AIST Terra ASTER LEO 1999-2014 1 -27.7
ISRO OceanSat2 OCM-2 LEO 2009-2014 2
ISRO INSAT-3D IMAGER GEO 2013-2014 2

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