VAMOS (Variability of the American Monsoon System) Ocean Cloud Atmosphere Land Study Regional Experiment is a large multi-national field campaign that is being established to investigate the coupled processes that control the climate of the SE Pacific region. This includes the variety of interactions between the ocean surface, the overlying atmosphere and the neighbouring land. A particular focus for the FAAM aircraft studies will be the sources of natural and anthropogenic aerosol and an understanding of their physical and chemical properties and a study of the interactions of this aerosol with the persistent stratocumulus cloud in the maritime atmospheric boundary layer.

Equipment: Core Consoles, Core Chemistry, Cloud Physics (FFSSP, 2D-C,2D-P,PCASP,SID2,CIP), AVAPS, AMS, Nephelometer/PSAP/Filters, Wet-Nephelometer, SWS/shims, CCN, Radiometeters 1&2(ARIES), was, lidar,vacc

Campaign Specialist - Doug Anderson
Lead Pilot - Latty Lathouwers
Lead Flight Ops - Peter Chappell
PIs - Phil Brown (Met Office) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Hugh Coe (University of Manchester) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The characteristics of the chemical and physical composition in the tropical rain forest region will be explored for the first time with combined aircraft observations and model studies. The role of convection in the vertical exchange of key anthropogenic and biogenic chemical species between the boundary layer and free troposphere will be evaluated and the affect on the HOx and O3

Campaign Specialist - K Turnbull
Lead Pilot - Ian Ramsay-Rae
Lead Flight Ops - Keith Drummond
PI - N Hewitt (University of Lancaster)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To study microphysical and radiateive properties of mixedphase precipitating clouds and cirrus in conjunction with Chilbolton radar.
The French ATR-42 and Falcoln-20 aircraft may also be based at Cranfield.

Equipment - Core Consoles (Nevzorov,BBRs,TWC,JW,GE), Core Chemistry, Radiometer Racks (ARIES/DEIMOS/TAFTS/MARSS), SWS, Cloud Physics (PCASP/FFSSP/2D-P/2D-C/SID1/SID2), AVAPS (60+ sondes), FWVS, Nephelometer, Lidar (desirable)

Campaign Specialist: Alan Woolley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
PI - J Taylor (Met Office) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Originally this was a CAATER-funded detachment to Portugal to study aerosols which had to be cancelled when Acceptance of the 146 was delayed. This has been resurected as a series of EUFAR proposals.

Campaign Specialist - Paul James
EUFAR Contact - D Kindred This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

T-REX - Terrain-induced Rotor EXperiment (Formerly SWRP - Sierra Wave Rotor Project.)

This is a joint American/European project with a main field campaign scheduled for late Spring 2006 (March/April). The project aims to take measurements of strong gravity wave activity and associated rotor activity beneath the waves in the lee of the Sierra Nevada mountains, California, USA. The main scientific objectives are to improve the understanding of the atmospheric conditions conducive to strong gravity wave activity, wave induced rotors and gravity wave breaking. Aviation safety aspects and improved aviation forecasting tools motivate the science. The aircraft is likely to be based at Fresno, California. Normal flight level wind, temperature, pressure, height and humidity information, together with turbulence characteristics, aerosol concentrations and dropsonde remote sensing observations will be required.

Equipment - Core Consoles (TWC,GE), JIF rack, Core Chemistry, VACC, ada/CPI, AVAPS, CCN/CNC/FWVS, Cloud Physics (FFSSP,2D-C,2D-P,PCASP,Cloudscope,SID1,SID2), Nephelometer/PSAP,INC,AMS

Campaign Specialist - A Woolley
PIs - S B Vosper (Met Office) / S Mobbs (Leeds) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.