Field Work

BioAerosols and Convective Storms (BACS): May-June 2022

  • Upcoming NSF-funded field campaign in the Colorado Plains
  • I am working as our group's drone resource, including training new pilots, developing and implementing sampling strategy, and integrating instruments into our fleet of DJI Matrice 600 Pros.

Cloud, Aerosol and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex): August-October 2019

  • NASA-funded field campaign in the Philippines https://espo.nasa.gov/camp2ex/content/CAMP2Ex
  • The primary science goal was to quantify aerosol effects on clouds and precipitation in the Maritime Continent
  • P-3 Flight Scientist (Science Flight 17)
    • In this role, I planned the initial flight and directed the pilots on where to fly from the jumpseat.
  • P-3 Instrument Scientist (AVAPS Dropsonde instrument, four flights)
    • As instrument scientist, I was responsible for the deployment of parachuted, instrumented dropsondes out of a tube in the rear of the P-3.
  • Flight Planner and Ground Scientist (twelve flights)
    • As a flight planner, I worked with the pilots and flight scientist to build initial waypoints for the scientific flights that met science goals and complied with flight regulations
    • As ground scientist, I served as the primary point of contact between the ground team and the flight scientist in the air.

CSU Sounding Intercomparison: Fall 2018

  • Launched Vaisala and iMet Radiosondes in Fort Collins, CO as part of this larger experiment to compare Vaisala and iMet-4 radiosondes

CSU Convective Cloud Outflows and UpDrafts Experiment (C3LOUD-Ex): July 2016 and May-June 2017

  • Monfort-funded (internal CSU award to my advisor, Prof. Sue van den Heever) field campaign in the Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska plains https://vandenheever.atmos.colostate.edu/vdhpage/c3loud-ex/
  • The primary science goals of this field campaign were to quantify severe storm updraft magnitudes and the spatial and temporal variability of cold pools
  • I served as the technical manager for this field campaign, where I was responsible for acquisition, maintenance, and training for all technology items for the field campaign, including:
    • Small Uncrewed Aerial Systems (sUAS; also known as drones)
    • iMet sounding systems
    • Surface weather stations
  • I flew multiple drone missions on this field campaign in outflow boundaries with winds reaching as high as 60 mph.

Studies of Emissions, Atmospheric Composition, Clouds, and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS): August 2013

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP): June-August 2013