2023 ERB funding will support the operation and deployment of the NASA WB-57 high altitude research aircraft for Stratospheric Aerosol processes, Budget and Radiative Effects (SABRE) deployment to Houston, TX, and Fairbanks, AK. Support includes project flights, travel and logistics for the SABRE science team, and CSL personnel responsible for science flight planning and execution and the preparation, operation and data analysis for a number of CSL instruments in the SABRE payload. The goals of these flights are to sample aerosol gradients in the subtropical and midlatitude upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (from Houston) and characterize stratospheric aerosol composition, microphysics, radiative properties and impact on stratospheric chemistry at high northern latitudes (from Fairbanks). See SABRE
for more information.