The Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Éxperiment (FRAPPÉ) field campaign will take place from July 16-August 16, 2014. FRAPPÉ investigators are seeking to quantify components affecting air quality in the Colorado Front Range, and use the measurements gathered during the experiment to study summertime ozone pollution. Measurements will come from airborne instruments as well as ground-based instruments, such as those in Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) Portable Atmospheric Research Center (SPARC).
FRAPPÉ 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. The mission will be closely coordinated with the NASA DISCOVER-AQ project, which has agreed to conduct its final aircraft deployment in the Colorado Front Range.
DISCOVER-AQ brings three aircraft to Colorado: The NASA P-3 is instrumented for comprehensive in-situ measurements, the NASA King Air will measure aerosol parameters with a downward looking LIDAR and make integrated column measurements of some tracers, and the NASA Falcon will carry the GeoTASO instrument, which also measures column amounts of a number of tracers. We will also be joined by the Mooney TLS aircraft, which will measure CH4 and NMHC emissions at low altitudes, bringing the number of research aircraft to five.