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ARCIONS link SEACIONS - Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, Climate Coupling Regional Study (SEAC4RS) will take place in August and September of 2012. This deployment will address key questions regarding the influence of Asian emissions on clouds, climate, and air quality as well as fundamental satellite observability of the system.
ARCIONS link Arctic Intensive Ozonesonde Network Study - A North American ozonesonde network operating in the high-latitudes to look at springtime polar outflow and summertime boreal forest fire impacts on tropospheric ozone budgets.
ARCIONS link Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites (ARCTAS) addresses the need to better understand the Arctic atmospheric composition and climate. ARC-IONS (Intensive Ozonesonde Network Study) complements ARCTAS with a strategic sonde network of a dozen of more high-latitude stations retrieving ozone and temperature profiles during two three week deployments in the spring and summer.
PACDEX link TC4 (Tropical Composition, Cloud & Climate Coupling) (July 2007).
Investigate the structure, properties and processes in the tropical Eastern Pacific. Plan TC-4 aircraft flights to validate satellite data and to provide critical observations not available from the satellites. High altitude aircraft will collect tropopause data while the medium altitude aircraft will provide profiles and structure measurements of the tropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.
PACDEX link PACific Dust EXperiment (April-May 2007).
Identify the principle cloud-active aerosol in the Asian plume. Identify changes in the cloud hydrometeor size in regions of enhanced cloud active aerosol. Document the solar changes in the plume vertical structure in clear and cloudy regions. Document near and far from source changes in the plume. Compare the in-situ vertical structure observed from the aircraft upwind and near the ground stations.
INTEX-B link INtercontinental Transport EXperiment (March - May, 2006) focuses on Mexico City and Asian pollution outflow.
INTEX-NA link INtercontinental Transport EXperiment (June - August, 2004) An integrated atmospheric chemistry field experiment to quantify North American export/import of ozone and its precursors, aerosols, and long-lived greenhouse gases.
IONS-06 link INTEX-B Ozonesonde Network Study - An intensive of three combined campaigns (MIRAGE, INTEX-NA, and NEAQS) to study Asian pollution inflow to western North America and NA export of polution to Europe. 16 ozonesounding stations in the USA, Canada and Mexico launches daily to weekly (March - August, 2006).
IONS-04 link INTEX-NA Ozonesonde Network Study - A campaign to examine summertime pollution over eastern North America using a consortium of 11 ozonesounding stations in the USA and Canada (July-August, 2004).
SHADOZ link Southern Hemisphere ADditional OZonesondes - The Tropical and Sub-tropical Ozonesonde Data Set for Satellite Validation, Processing and Modeling.
AERONET link AErosol RObotic NETwork - An optical ground based aerosol monitoring network and data archive.
BESOS link Balloon Experiment on Standards for Ozone Sondes (2004) - A balloon experiment to improve ozonesonde instrumentation procedures.
TRACE-P link TRAnsport & Chemical Evolution over the Pacific - A NASA/GTE Aircraft Mission over the Asian Pacific 2001.


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