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Proceedings SOFIA Upper Deck
Science Opportunities Workshop

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, June 22-23, 2004
Edited by: Peter Jenniskens and Hans-Jurg Jost


Table of content

Whitepaper: Research on SOFIA's Upper Deck in support of the Vision for Space Exploration
SOFIA-SURF Science Opportunities Workshop - Scientific Organizing Committee

Towards a SOFIA Upper Deck Research Facility
P. Jenniskens, H. Jost, R. W. Russell, M. J. Taylor, T. Castellano, H. C. Stenbaek-Nielsen, F. J. M. Rietmeijer ..................................................................................................................... 01

Long-term, frequent dust collections in the tropopause region
F. J. M. Rietmeijer ..................................................................................................................... 06

Detection of volatiles in cometary meteoroids using IR meteor spectroscopy
J. M. Trigo-Rodrĺguez ..................................................................................................................... 11

Multi-spectral optical observations of sprites from SOFIA
Y. Yair, C. Price ..................................................................................................................... 16

Where is the tropopause?
M. J. Mahoney ..................................................................................................................... 19

Compact, autonomous whole air sampler for trace gas studies aboard the SOFIA aircraft
D. R. Blake ..................................................................................................................... 24

In situ measurements of aerosol ooptical properties with an emphasis on spectral properties of carbonaceous aerosols
A. G. Hallar, A. W. Strawa ..................................................................................................................... 29

FIRS-2 Remote sensing from SOFIA
K. Jucks ..................................................................................................................... 33

Measurements from in-service aircraft: what are the possibilities?
L. M. Avallone ..................................................................................................................... 38

Troposphere (FIRST) for SOFIA
M. Mlynczak, D. Johnson, D. Kratz, K. Jucks, W. Traub, G. Bingham, C. Hyde, S. Wellard, P. Yang, L. Gordley ..................................................................................................................... 43

Digital video imaging with small telescopes - possible applications for research and education using the SOFIA Upper Deck Research Facility
J. P. Hatton ..................................................................................................................... 48

Meteoroid structure: current views, astrophysical importance and SOFIA possibilities
R. L. Hawkes ..................................................................................................................... 53

AIM-IT: rapid pointing to meteors in airborne observations
P. Jenniskens, P. Gural, G. Varros, H. Stenbaek-Nielsen ..................................................................................................................... 58

Radiometry of atmospheric chemical composition from SOFIA
H. Kčllmann, A. KleinbÜhl, H. Bremer, J. Kuttippurath, M. Sinnhuber, J. Notholt, K. Kčnzi ..................................................................................................................... 61

A compact, efficient Lidar instrument for the measurement of ozone profiles from the SOFIA Upper Deck
T. J. McGee, D. Richter ..................................................................................................................... 66

Thermospheric oxygen mapper (TOM)
A. L. Betz ..................................................................................................................... 69

Transport of chemical species from the troposphere to the stratosphere by deep convective clouds
P. K. Wang ..................................................................................................................... 71

Issues of stratosphere-troposphere exchange in the middleworld
L. Pan ..................................................................................................................... 76

In situ meteorological and turbulent measurements for the SOFIA Upper Deck
T. P. Bui, L. Pfister ..................................................................................................................... 81

A quasi-permanent UTLS aerosol observatory on SURF
P. Hamill ..................................................................................................................... 83

Research with airborne observations at 1000 frames/s
H. C. Stenbaek-Nielsen ..................................................................................................................... 86

Using SOFIA to introduce teachers and students to cosmic ray science
H. Matis, F. Bieser ..................................................................................................................... 91

Science opportunities by mid-IR observations from a SOFIA Upper Deck Research Facility
R. W. Russell ..................................................................................................................... 94

Earthshine observations from SOFIA Upper Deck
P. Montanes-Rodriguez, E. Palle, P. R. Goode, S. E. Koonin ..................................................................................................................... 99

Observations of water stable isotopes to study changes in large scale atmospheric transport
H.-J. Jost, E. Kerstel, D. Romanini .................................................................................................................... 103

Climate change studies of important trace gases
J. W. Elkins, F. L. Moore, D. F. Hurst .................................................................................................................... 108

Scientific return from high spatial resolution mid-IR limb emission measurements of the UTLS region
F. Stroh, M. Riese, F. Friedl-Vallon, F. Olschewski .....................................................................................................................113

An assessment of atmospheric science research opportunities aboard NASA's SOFIA astronomical observatory
M. A. Kritz .....................................................................................................................119



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