The MRF C-130 aircraft is ideally suited to atmospheric research, being comprehensively instrumented, with long-range and endurance, and low-altitude capabilities. It is fully utilised in a wide range of research programmes to make observations of the atmosphere to aid in basic research into atmospheric processes. Access to the C-130 is offered through the EC-funded IHP contract, under a joint aircraft project (with DLR, Germany; INSU, France; and Meteo-France, France) called CAATER (Co-ordinated Access to Aircraft for Transnational Environmental Research). The facility is offered with the standard equipment fit.
Through call for proposals, as advertised in various scientific literature, including 12-monthly through the Newsletter of the European Geophysical Society, and via the internet address below. Selection of proposals is carried out by the CA ATER User Selection Panel, involving 7 external experts, to ensure an independent peer review. Selection will be on the basis of scientific merit, taking into account the interests of the Community.
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