WE-CAN

Logo for WE-CAN field campaignUnderstanding the chemistry in western wildfire smoke has major ramifications for air quality, nutrient cycles, weather and climate. The Western wildfire Experiment for Cloud chemistry, Aerosol absorption and Nitrogen (WE-CAN) project will systematically characterize the emissions and first day of evolution of western U.S. wildfire plumes. The project will focus on three sets of scientific questions related to fixed nitrogen, absorbing aerosols, cloud activation and chemistry in wildfire plumes. The data will be collected from the NCAR/NSF C-130 research aircraft, in coordination with planned NOAA and NASA field intensives in July and August 2018.

ACOM will be participating with the following instruments:

  • TOGA
  • HARP
  • NOxy
  • O3
  • PAN
  • SMPS
  • PICARRO
  • CO (canisters)

 

Andy Weinheimer and Alan Hills prepare their instruments for WE-CAN:

Andy Weinheimer with Picarro instrument.

Alan Hills with TOGA instrument

The C-130 at the NCAR Research Aviation Facility:

C-130 in hangar at NCAR Research Aviation Facility.

Long name: 
Western wildfire Experiment for Cloud chemistry, Aerosol absorption and Nitrogen
Status: 
Funded
Dates: 
July 22, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: 
Boise, ID

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