Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS)
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The Pelican is a highly-modified Cessna 337, O2, Skymaster originally developed by the Office of Naval Research for low-altitude, longendurance atmospheric and oceanographic sampling. Through an SBIR program between Zivko Aeronautics and GA, the air vehicle was configured to operate as a true Predator UAV surrogate for the U.S. Navy. Pelican has supported several military exercises that require a UAV capability for the troops to work with, but where a real UAV wasn't practical to operate due to FAA restrictions. With Pelican, the US Military can realistically train with capabilities very close to those of the UAV's that they will work with on the battlefield.
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Chyuang, P.Y.; Collins, D.R.; Jonsson, H.H.; Pawlowska, H.; Snider, J.R.; Brenguier, J.L.; Flagan, Richard C.; Seinfeld, John H. (2000);Measurements of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) concentration at 0.1% supersaturation were made onboard the CIRPAS Pelican over the northeast Atlantic during June and July, 1997, in the vicinity of Tenerife, Spain, as ...
Radiative Flux Changes by Aerosols from North America, Europe, and Africa over the Atlantic Ocean: Measurements and Calculations from TARFOX and ACE-2 Russell, P.B.; Hignett, P.; Livingston, J.M.; Schmid, B.; Chien, A.; Bergstrom, R.; Durkee, P.A.; Hobbs, P.V.; Bates, T.S.; Quinn, P.K.; Condon, Estelle (Technical Monitor) (1998-09);Aerosol effects on atmospheric radiative fluxes provide a forcing function that is a major source of uncertainty in understanding the past climate and predicting climate change. To help reduce this uncertainty, the 1996 ...
Clear-sky closure studies of lower tropospheric aerosol and water vapor during ACE-2 using airborne sunphotometer, airborne in-sity, space-borne, and ground-based measurements Schmid, Beat; Livingston, John M.; Russell, Philip B.; Durkee, Philip A.; Jonsson, Haflidi H.; Collins, Donald R.; Flagan, Richard C.; Seinfeld, John H.; Gasso, Santiago; Hegg, Dean A.; Ostrom, Elisabeth; Noone, Kevin J.; Welton, Ellsworth J.; Voss, Kenneth J.; Gordon, Howard R.; Formenti, Paola; Andreae, Meinrat O. (2000);We report on clear-sky column closure experiments (CLEARCOLUMN) performed in the Canary Islands during the second Aerosol Characterization Experiment (ACE-2) in June/July 1997. We present CLEARCOLUMN results obtained by ...