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The NASA Airborne Tropical TRopopause EXperiment (ATTREX): High-altitude aircraft measurements in the tropical western Pacific

Jensen, E., et al. (2017), The NASA Airborne Tropical TRopopause EXperiment (ATTREX): High-altitude aircraft measurements in the tropical western Pacific, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 12/2015, 129-144, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00263.1.

A two-channel, tunable diode laser-based hygrometer for measurement of water vapor and cirrus cloud ice water content in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere

Upper-troposphere and lower-stratosphere water vapor retrievals from the 1400 and 1900 nm water vapor bands

Kindel, B. C., et al. (2015), Upper-troposphere and lower-stratosphere water vapor retrievals from the 1400 and 1900 nm water vapor bands, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1147-1156, doi:10.5194/amt-8-1147-2015.

NASA and Partners begin 2015 CAST ATTREX Mission

NASA scientists will study the movement of water vapor and greenhouse gases in the tropical tropopause region during this year's CAST ATTREX Mission

GHOST Engineers (Neil Humpage, Andy Vick) test instrument (2.20.15)

ATTREX 02/20/15 Mission Daily Schedule

Overview:

  • Instruments and aircraft ready for CST on Monday, Flight on Tuesday
  • Note to all Inst. PI’s – please see GHOC show schedule below

Accomplishments:

Inst. & A/C Preflights

Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015 (All day)

MMS Nav data wiring change (2.19.15)

ATTREX 02/19/15 Mission Daily Schedule

Overview:

  • Maintenance and Avionics aircraft work continues in preparation for CST
  • CST scheduled – however, all PI’s should look for e-mail at 0800 confirming details

Accomplishments:

  • Maintenance and avionics flight readiness activity continues on aircraft
  • AIITS removed for upload and checkout of new software
  • MMS Nav-data cable modified to reduce noise

Issues/Watch items:

GHOST PIs fill LN2 prior to outdoor testing (2.18.15)

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