FRAPPÉ - Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Éxperiment

The Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Éxperiment (FRAPPÉ) field campaign will take place in summer 2014. This is a collaborative effort between the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, the University of Colorado and Colorado State University, UC Berkeley, and other university collaborators, local projects and agencies including local school districts, NASA, NOAA, and NCAR. This mission will be closely coordinated with the NASA DISCOVER-AQ project, which has agreed to conduct their final aircraft deployment in the Colorado Front Range.

We have received a grant from the State of Colorado in support of FRAPPÉ data collection for our university collaborators, including aircraft and ground instrumentation. NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF) is supporting the C-130 deployment.

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We plan a 4-week intensive deployment of the C-130, along with extensive ground-based activities at some of the established local measurement sites such as the BAO tower, Platte Valley, Niwot Ridge, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Deployment dates will be 7/16 to 8/16, 2014.

We will fly the instrumented NCAR / NSF C-130 aircraft to provide complementary measurements during DISCOVER-AQ, characterizing the local to regional chemical environment including photochemistry, oxidant and aerosol formation and fate, flow and recirculation patterns and large-scale inflow.

Please find downloadable documents and other information such as upload and installation schedules, logistics, etc.under the appropriate tabs on top of the page.

Please email Gabriele Pfister and Frank Flocke for comments or questions.

Last updated: 2014-04-14

The FRAPPÉ Science Team Meeting was held April 3 and 4 at the NCAR Foothills Lab. Please go to the "Meetings" tab to view presentations.

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