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Happy 25th Anniversary, AATS (Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometers). AATS-6 - First test flights on CV-990, Dec 1984 - First science mission in Brazil, April 1985. You could almost fly that thing. 1975: STARS (Sutro Tower Aerosol and Radiation Study).

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happy 25th anniversary aats ames airborne tracking sunphotometers

Happy 25th Anniversary, AATS(Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometers)

AATS-6- First test flights on CV-990, Dec 1984

- First science mission in Brazil, April 1985

cousins

Cousins

R2D2

of

The Jedi

R2D2

of

NASA

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AATS-14

NASA Ames

Airborne Tracking Sunphotometers (AATS-6 & AATS-14)

AATS-6

P. Russell, Earth Science Seminar, NASA Ames, 19 July 2007

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Urban

Pollution

Desert Dust

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Biomass

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10/8/2004 3:58:54 PM

P. Russell, Ames Seminar, 24 January 2002

10/8/2004 3:58:54 PM

P. Russell, Ames Seminar, 24 January 2002

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1996

AATS-6

AATS-14

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1997: ACE-2

AATS-14

AATS-6

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2001: ACE-Asia

AATS-6

AATS-14

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AATS-14

10 journal papers!

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AATS

-14

AATS

-14

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AERONET-like capability

  • Ground-based direct beam + sky scanning yields column-integrated aerosol properties:
  • Size distributions
  • Single-scattering albedo
  • Asymmetry parameter
  • Sphericity

4STAR: Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research

AATS-like capability:

Airborne sun-tracking yields range-resolved properties from column-integrated quantities measured while profiling.

4STAR:

Improve gases

And thus AOD

Airborne spectra yields profiles of aerosol type

Schmid et al., AGU Fall 2009

spectrometer for sky scanning sun tracking atmospheric research 4star

Fiber Optics Cable

Motor Feedback Devices

Optical Entrance

Elevation Motor

Aircraft Skin

Azimuth Motor

Slip Ring

Fiber Optics Rotating Joint

Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research (4STAR)
4star fabrication 20101
4STAR Fabrication, 2010

Darth

Vader?

R2D2

of

The Jedi

R2D2

of

NASA

4star fabrication 20102
4STAR Fabrication, 2010

Darth

Vader?

R2D2

of

The Jedi

R2D2

of

NASA

May the 4STAR be with you!

next steps
Next steps…
  • Adding temperature-stabilized enclosure for data acquisition rack
  • Finish stray light in side spectrometer correction
  • Reduce stray light in skylight measurements
  • Build airborne version FY10 and FY11.
  • Modify G-1 escape hatch for integration of 4STAR in FY10
  • Test-fly 4STAR on G-1 in FY11.
  • Hardening and retrieval algorithms in FY12

Funding: NASA, DOE ARM, BMI, PNNL

[Airworthiness test flights, Sep 2010]

[Science demo]

Schmid et al., AGU Fall 2009

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None of this would have happened without: Jim Pollack’s vision & persistence Many, many engineers, technicians, scientists, pilots, managers, … who have worked on & with the AATSs over the years

We’re here today to recognize these contributions with cake drinks, & memories!