Tropospheric Chemistry: Research Platforms
A variety of platforms are used to conduct Tropospheric Chemistry research. These include airplanes, ships, and ground sites.
The NOAA WP-3D is used in many of our field missions. In addition, instruments have been flown on the NOAA G-4. NOAA AOC has more information on these aircraft.
Several group participating field projects have used the NOAA R/V Ronald H. Brown. In addition, instruments have been deployed on the R/V Knorr and R/V Atlantis, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Ground sites include trailers and tall towers, including the Boulder Atmospheric Oberservatory (BAO) in Erie, CO. The Physical Sciences Division at NOAA ESRL runs the BAO tower.