An Instrumented Aircraft Facility to Provide Vertical Profiles of Wind, Temperature, Turbulence, Sensible Heat, Aerosol and Trace-Gas Concentrations and Fluxes t Urban Boundary Layer for PUMA Consortia Model Validation
This project will provide facilities in the form of a low cost, highly instrumented aircraft designed for probing the turbulent and aerosol-cloud microphysical structure of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). Priority use will be given to the PUMA (Pollution of the Urban Midlands) consortia during the field trials planned for June 1999 and January / February 2000. The main objectives are:
A flight programme of ten flight days / case studies is designated solely to the PUMA consortia. Five additional flights are being made available for either (a) instrument testing required by PUMA, which may require the removal of the base-line instruments due to space and weight limitations, or (b) specific flights to accommodate other URGENT requirements.
Apri1999 Three years
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Flights within the allotted PUMA schedule are flexible and can be tailored to specific requests by PUMA modelling groups, depending on weather limitations and air-traffic control restrictions. Liaison with PUMA groups providing combined weather prediction and pollution model predictions will allow flights to be made under conditions most suitable for model validation.
Other URGENT requirements
Further information is available from the following contacts:
Lead Researcher: Dr M W Gallagher
Tel: 0161 200 3937, Fax: 0161 200 3951, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
URGENT Programme Manager: Graham Leeks
Tel: 01491 692203, Fax: 01491 692313, e-mail: email@example.com