Did you know that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has allocated $2+ million to cover costs associated with the deployment of an aircraft?  In the image below, Dr. Ann Marie Carlton from Rutgers University is visiting the aircraft hanger for NSF/NCAR C-130. Dr. Carlton is one of the main organizers of SOAS , which will be taking place this summer in Alabama. A component of the study is 150 flight hours on the C-130, with instrument contributions from a dozen scientists across the U.S.

NSF/NCAR C-130 (img: Carlton)

Want to learn more about this research aircraft?  The youtube video below shows some cool shots of the C-130.