WP-3D Platform

NOAA WP-3D aircraft just after landing in Monterey, CA on April 22, 2002

The NOAA WP-3D aircraft was deployed with a wide array of in situ and remote gaseous and aerosol measurement instrumentation from Monterey, California during April - May, 2002. This aircraft component of ITCT 2002 was intended to:

  • characterize chemical composition of lower troposphere with the aim of understanding processes that determine oxidant and aerosol loading that enter Western U.S.
  • investigate the influence of added North American emissions from the coastal regions as air masses are advected further inland.
  • investigate the processing of primary pollutants in ship plumes in the marine boundary layer.