ACEPWG ACEPOL/LIREX field campaign

ACEPOL: Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar
LIREX: LIdaR EXperiment

NASA and SRON (Nederlands) will collaborate in the ACEPOL/LIREX field campaign, based at the Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in Palmdale, California, to acquire data with advanced active and passive remote sensors. Instruments will be deployed on the high altitude ER-2 aircraft. Data will be used to develop and assess algorithms for retrieving profiles of aerosol optical and microphysical properties for various atmospheric applications. The measurements and algorithms are applicable to future satellite missions such as ACE, PACE, METOP-SG, and EarthCare.
Instruments AirMSPI, RSP, AirSPEX, AirHARP, HSRL-2, CPL
Dates October 19, 2017 to November 9, 2017
Location California Central Valley, Western US, Coastal Pacific Ocean
Aircraft ER-2 (806)
Flights Roughly 8-9 six hour science flights

For more information, please see the data archive and planning site at NASA LaRC.
The Global Modeling and Assimilation office has an ACEPOL support site here.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) also has an ACEPOL website.