Airborne Platform

The Airborne Platform

The Anderson Group instruments constitute an important component of the observational array required to address both the AURA calibration/validation requirements and the hypotheses that constitute the scientific objectives of the program. Consideration of AURA collaborative science and the scientific objectives of TC4 serves to identify required characteristics of the platform used in the airborne field operation that constitutes the core of this effort:

The WB-57 constitutes a critical part of the field deployment strategy from 2004 through the AURA period because of its ability to meet this combination of requirements.

WB57 Configuration

Proposed configuration of the WB-57 that includes pods with the same cross section as the current super pods.