Airborne Science


The Concordiasi campaign, a French-led project to study the Antarctic “ozone hole” using instrumentation on long-duration, super-pressure balloons, took place in 2010 with LASP participation. (Courtesy Linnea Avallone/LASP)

LASP scientists are actively involved in airborne research using a variety of platforms, including NASA (WB-57F, DC-8 and ER-2), National Science Foundation (Gulfstream G-V, C-130) and university (University of Wyoming King Air) aircraft, as well as scientific balloons.

Our recent and current projects include:

  • Studies of the formation of the Antarctic “ozone hole” using long-duration stratospheric balloons
  • Investigations of wintertime cloud formation and the relationship between cloud properties and snowfall
  • Development of instrumentation for high-altitude research aircraft