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The EOL data archive contains atmospheric, meteorological, and other geophysical datasets from operational sources and the scientific research programs and projects for which NCAR/EOL has provided data management support. The project list may be sorted by selecting the header keys and full project descriptions and dataset lists are available by selecting the project title. You may search for projects with the form below. You may also search for datasets by keyword or space and time.

Projects

458 projects (100 shown)

Name: Title / Summary Begin Date (UTC) End Date (UTC)
METCRAX: Meteor Crater Experiment
The Meteor Crater Experiment (METCRAX) is a 3-year meteorological research program supported by the Mesoscale Dynamics Division of the U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The program is investigating the structure and evolution of temperature...
2006-09-25 00:00:00 2006-11-01 23:59:59
NAMMA: NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis
The African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) project was an international collaboration aimed at improving our knowledge and understanding of the West African Monsoon and its variability.  The NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses ...
2006-08-06 00:00:00 2006-09-12 23:59:59
CuPIDO: Cumulus Photogrammetric, In-Situ and Doppler Observations
The Cumulus Photogrammetric, In-situ and Doppler Observations (CuPIDO) field experiment will use digital visible spectrum cameras, surface mesonet stations, high temporal resolution soundings and aircraft data to examine the onset and transition of...
2006-07-01 00:00:00 2006-08-31 23:59:00
MLO_CN2: Mauna Loa Seeing Study (Cn-squared study)
Sonic anemometers were deployed during Summer 2006 at the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii to quantify the atmospheric seeing quality, to help NCAR/HAO plan current and future telescope observations. This study was intended to replicate measurements made...
2006-06-09 00:00:00 2006-08-08 23:59:59
REFRACTT06: Refractivity Experiment For H2O Research And Collaborative operational Technology Transfer '06
REFRACTT is the Refractivity Experiment For H2O Research And Collaborative operational Technology Transfer. The field phase will be conducted from 5 June to 11 August 2006 in northeastern Colorado. Goals REFRACTT includes scientific research and...
2006-06-05 00:00:00 2006-08-11 23:59:59
CLIVAR-KESS: Climate Variability and Predictability Project - Kuroshio Extension Sytem Study
The Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Project is an international, multi-agency campaign aimed at understanding the physical processes responsible for climate variability and predictability.  The Kuroshio Extension Sytem Study (KESS) is a...
2006-05-29 00:00:00 2006-07-04 23:59:59
BeringSea: The Bering Sea Project: BEST/BSIERP
The Bering Sea Project incorporates the BEST and BSIERP data archives. The Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST) project is a multi-year, interdisciplinary program to develop an end-to-end mechanistic understanding of how climate change will affect the marine...
2006-04-01 00:00:00 2015-12-31 23:59:59
T-REX: Terrain-induced Rotor Experiment
The Terrain-induced Rotor Experiment (T-REX) is the second phase of a coordinated effort to explore the structure and evolution of atmospheric rotors (intense low-level horizontal vorticies that form along an axis parallel to, and downstream of, a...
2006-03-01 00:00:00 2006-04-30 00:00:00
MILAGRO: Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations
The Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations (MILAGRO) project brought an international research team of hundreds of scientists and students including Mexican investigators and collaborating Mexican government agencies to the Mexico...
2006-03-01 00:00:00 2006-03-30 23:59:00
MIRAGE_Mexico: Megacities Impact on Regional and Global Environment (a MILAGRO sub-program)
The goal of the MIRAGE program is to characterize the chemical/physical transformations and the ultimate fate of pollutants exported from urban areas, and to assess the current and future impacts of these exported pollutants on regional and global air...
2006-03-01 00:00:00 2006-03-30 23:59:59
INTEX-B2: Intercontinental chemical transport Experiment (second MILAGRO segment)
INTEX-B will be conducted during a 10-week period from March 1 to May 15, 2006. The first phase of the study will be performed during March and will focus on Mexico City pollution outflow, while the second phase will be performed during April and May...
2006-01-20 00:00:00 2006-05-19 23:59:59
BuFEX: Bunny Fence Experiment
This study is based on the hypothesis that the human induced landscape heterogeneity in southwest Australia has a significant influence on the climate in this region. We proposed that the landscape heterogeneity influences the regional climate through...
2005-12-01 00:00:00 2007-08-31 23:59:59
START: Stratosphere-Troposphere Analysis of Regional Transport Experiment (a G-V Progressive Science subcomponent)
From November 22 to December 23, five projects were conducted under the umbrella of the HIAPER Progressive Science Mission: START (Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport), CHAPS (Characterization of the HIAPER Aircraft in Progressive...
2005-11-22 00:00:00 2006-01-13 23:59:59
ProgressiveSci: Progressive Science
From November 22, 2005 to January 13, 2006 five projects were conducted under the umbrella of the HIAPER Progressive Science Mission: START (Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport), CHAPS (Characterization of the HIAPER Aircraft in...
2005-11-22 00:00:00 2006-01-13 23:59:59
DOCIMS: Drizzle and Open Cells in Marine Stratocumulus (a G-V Progressive Science subcomponent)
From November 22 to December 23, five projects were conducted under the umbrella of the HIAPER Progressive Science Mission: START (Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport), CHAPS (Characterization of the HIAPER Aircraft in Progressive...
2005-11-21 00:00:00 2006-01-13 23:59:00
CLIMODE: Clivar Mode Water Dynamic Experiment
CLIMODE is a project to study the dynamics of 'Eighteen Degree Water' (EDW), the subtropical mode water of the North Atlantic. This project stems from two years of CLIVAR planning (with advice and support of both the Atlantic and US CLIVAR committees)...
2005-11-09 00:00:00 2007-11-19 23:59:59
RAINEX: Hurricane Rainband and Intensity Change Experiment
One of the primary outstanding problems in hurricane dynamics is the tendency of mature storms to undergo rapid intensity changes. These intensity changes appear to be related to dynamical interactions between the inner-core region of the storm ...
2005-08-15 00:00:00 2005-09-30 23:59:59
CHAPS: Characterization of HIAPER Aircraft in Progressive Science (a G-V Progressive Science Subcomponent)
From November 22 to December 23, five projects were conducted under the umbrella of the HIAPER Progressive Science Mission: START (Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport), CHAPS (Characterization of the HIAPER Aircraft in Progressive...
2005-08-15 00:00:00 2006-01-13 23:59:59
REFRACTT05: Refractivity Experiment For H2O Research And Collaborative operational Technology Transfer
REFRACTT is the Refractivity Experiment For H2O Research And Collaborative operational Technology Transfer. Goals REFRACTT includes scientific research and operational application goals. Both have the goal of greatly enhancing the observed field of...
2005-05-24 00:00:00 2005-08-04 23:59:59
CAREER: Research on Convective Snow in the Central United States
Thundersnow events (snow attended by lightning and thunder) will be examined with a multiscale approach using standard meteorological platforms (e.g., rawinsonde network, National Lightning Detection Network), observations in the field (integrated...
2005-01-15 00:00:00 2008-01-31 23:59:59
RICO: Rain in Cumulus Over the Ocean
Shallow, maritime, cumulus convection is one of the most prevalent cloud types on the planet. Trade wind cumuli typically extend to no greater than 4 km altitude, the height of the tropical trade wind inversion, and are dominated by warm rain processes...
2004-11-24 00:00:00 2005-01-24 23:59:00
OHATS: Ocean Horizontal Array Turbulence Study
Ocean Horizontal Array Turbulence Study (OHATS) is part of an ongoing effort to investigate wind-wave interactions and improve our ability to assess the impacts on weather forecasts and climate variability. The investigation utilizes the Air-Sea...
2004-08-05 00:00:00 2004-09-05 23:59:59
SMEX04: Soil Moisture Experiment 2004
In much of the interior of the North American continent, summer precipitation is a dominant feature of the annual cycle. Surface boundary conditions play an important role in initiation and maintenance of the North American Monsoon System (NAMS), which...
2004-07-01 00:00:00 2004-08-31 23:59:59
ATST: Advanced Technology Solar Telescope Site Survey
The ATST site survey goal was to locate a site that would maximize the scientific productivity of the telescope. The general daytime characteristics of such a site are frequently clear skies, excellent seeing, low humidity, few aircraft contrails, and...
2004-06-30 00:00:00 2004-08-08 23:59:59
NAME: North American Monsoon Experiment
The North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME) is an internationally coordinated, joint CLIVAR-GEWEX process study aimed at determining the sources and limits of predictability of warm season precipitation over North America, with emphasis on time scales...
2004-06-01 00:00:00 2004-09-30 23:59:59
ACME: Airborne Carbon in the Mountains Experiment
ACME04 was the first aircraft field campaign of a program supported by the NSF Biocomplexity Program and NASA Interdisciplinary Science. Field operations took place in the Colorado Front Range of the Rocky Mountains from May to August, 2004. The goal...
2004-05-14 00:00:00 2004-08-02 23:59:59
TELEX: Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning Experiment, 2004 (TELEX-II)
Day and night during the month of May, a crew of fourteen (including OU students), scrambled to get in position beneath storms to launch instrumented balloons. The balloons were part of TELEX, the Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning EXperiment....
2004-05-13 00:00:00 2004-06-30 23:59:59
GLOBEone: Globe One
GLOBE ONE is a field campaign involving a first hand partnership between students and scientists to collect a structured, multidisciplinary data set designed to answer a research question. The question being asked is: For corn and soybeans, what are...
2004-05-09 00:00:00 2005-11-10 23:59:00
SRP2004: Sierra Rotors Experiment: A Study of Mountain Wave Induced Rotors
The Sierra Rotors Project is an NSF-funded project to study mountain-wave induced rotors in the lee of the Sierra Nevada in Owens Valley. The rotors, intense horizontal vorticies with strong turbulence, can pose severe aeronautical hazards. The eastern...
2004-03-01 00:00:00 2004-04-30 23:59:59
WISP04: Winter Icing and Storms Project, 2004
The 2004 Winter Icing and Storms Project, or WISP-04, sought to understand how hazardous in-flight icing conditions form within clouds, and how we can remotely detect those conditions. In-flight icing occurs when an aircraft flies through super-cooled...
2004-02-17 00:00:00 2004-04-04 23:59:59
GOTEX: Gulf Of Tehuantepec Experiment, Coupled Development of Ocean Waves and Boundary Layers (aka OceanWaves)
When high pressure is over the Gulf of Mexico in the Caribbean, a circulation sets up forcing strong winds through the Chivela mountain pass, creating an off-shore jet over the Pacific Ocean. The wind can blow out for 500-600 km offshore for several...
2004-01-25 00:00:00 2004-02-29 23:59:59
DASH04: DASH04
In an effort to build the last large (4m) solar (viewing the sun; obviously during the day) telescope. This telescope will have about 1000 actuators to dynamically adjust for atmospheric interference, but they have limitations, so it is necessary to...
2004-01-05 00:00:00 2004-01-31 23:59:59
OHHI: Oceans and Human Health Initiative
The mission of the Oceans and Human Health Initiative is to improve understanding and management of the ocean, coasts and Great Lakes to enhance benefts to human health and reduce public health risks. The OHHI investigates relationships among...
2004-01-01 00:40:00 9999-12-31 23:59:59
ATREC: Atlantic-THORNPEX Regional Campaign
The Atlantic THORPEX Regional Campaign (ATReC) is a field campaign that occurred during October-December 2003, that aims to contribute to the testing of the hypothesis that forecast errors over Europe and the east coast of the US can be reduced by...
2003-11-19 00:00:00 2003-12-14 23:59:59
AIRS-II: Alliance Icing Research Study - II
AIRS II used several instrumented research aircraft operating out of Ottawa. These aircraft took special flight operations over a network of ground in-situ and remote-sensing meteorological measurement systems, located at Mirabel. Some prototype...
2003-10-23 00:00:00 2004-02-20 23:59:59
CEOP/EOP-4: Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period EOP-4
The Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP) seeks to establish an integrated global observing system for the water cycle which responds to both scientific and social needs. It is built as the foundation of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP)...
2003-10-01 00:00:00 2004-03-31 23:59:00
HVAMS: Hudson Valley Ambient Meteorology Study
For the last fifty years it has often been argued that studies of the lower atmosphere should concentrate on understanding the most elementary situations; we are to attack the more difficult problems later. Following this line, many projects continue...
2003-09-04 00:00:00 2003-11-04 23:59:59
IDEAS-3: Instrument Development and Education in Airborne Science Phase 3
The "idea" for the IDEAS program came from the annual UCAR Members' Meeting in the fall of 2000. A review of facility needs was conducted at this meeting, and one major discussion issue was that university faculty and students want more opportunities...
2003-08-15 00:00:00 2003-09-22 23:59:59
CSTRIPE: Coastal Stratocumulus Imposed Perturbation Experiment
CSTRIPE is field experiment designed to quantify the effect aerosol has on the microphysics, precipitation and dynamics of marine stratocumulus (MSc). The CIRPAS Twin Otter aircraft will be deployed in a three week mission off the coast of Monterey,...
2003-07-01 00:00:00 2003-07-21 23:59:59
SMEX03: Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003
Soil moisture is the most significant boundary condition that controls summer precipitation over the central US and other large mid-latitude continental regions, and essential initial information for seasonal predictions. A common goal of a wide range...
2003-06-20 00:00:00 2003-07-31 23:59:59
BAMEX: Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex Experiment 2003
BAMEX is a study using highly mobile platforms to examine the life cycles of mesoscale convective systems. It represents a combination of two related programs to investigate (a) bow echoes, principally those which produce damaging surface winds and...
2003-05-20 00:00:00 2003-07-06 23:59:59
COBRA-NA: CO2 Budget and Regional Airborne Study: North America 2003
The objective of COBRA 2003 is to test concepts for observations and data assimilation to determine the large scale sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and ozone-destroying gases from North America. The study will cover spatial scales from regional...
2003-05-20 00:00:00 2003-07-01 23:59:59
ELSS: Electrification and Lightning of Severe Storms (aka TELEX-1)
The broad objective of TELEX is to learn how lightning and other electrical storm properties are dependent on storm structure, updrafts, and precipitation. This information will point to new ways for the National Weather Service to use lightning...
2003-05-01 00:00:00 2003-06-20 23:59:59
LUCIE: Land Use and Cloud Interaction Experiment
Observations and numerical modeling studies in the past suggested that land use modulates formation and development of convective and orographic clouds in northern Costa Rica. During the dry season of March, satellite observations in this region show...
2003-03-01 00:00:00 2003-03-31 23:59:59
FLOSS-II: Fluxes Over Snow Surfaces II
FLOSSII is the second phase of the FLOSS project, studying the surface meteorology of snow-covered rangeland in the North Park region of Colorado, near Walden. The project used CSAT3 sonic anemometers for all wind sensing. Overall, their performance...
2002-12-01 00:00:00 2003-04-10 23:59:59
SALLJEX: South American Low-Level Jet Experiment
The South American Low-Level Jet Experiment (SALLJEX), a component of the CLIVAR/VAMOS program, is an internationally coordinated effort in order to contribute to the understanding of the role of the South American Low-Level Jet in moisture and energy...
2002-11-15 00:00:00 2003-02-15 23:59:59
ALLS: American Low-Level jetS
The ALLS program is an internationally coordinated effort to monitor, quantify, and analyze low-level circulations that modulate regional rainfall. These circulations commonly assume a jet-like structure in the lower troposphere, referred to as the Low...
2002-11-01 00:00:00 2003-02-15 23:59:59
IDEAS-2: Instrument Development and Education in Airborne Science, Phase 2
The "idea" for the IDEAS program came from the annual UCAR Members' Meeting in the fall of 2000. A review of facility needs was conducted at this meeting, and one major discussion issue was that university faculty and students want more opportunities...
2002-10-03 00:00:00 2002-11-01 23:59:59
CEOP/EOP-3: Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period EOP-3
The Coordinated Enhanced ObservingPeriod (CEOP) seeks to establish an integrated global observing system for the water cycle which responds to both scientific and social needs. It is built as the foundation of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP)...
2002-10-01 00:00:00 2003-09-30 23:59:59
CEOP: Coordinated Energy and Water Cycle Observation Project
The goal of the Coordinated Energy and Water Cycle Observation Project (CEOP) is to understand and predict continental to local-scale hydroclimates with application to water resources. Associated science questions include: What are the average...
2002-10-01 00:00:00 2012-12-31 23:23:00
NIWOT02: Niwot Ridge Pilot Experiment
The goals of the Niwot Ridge Pilot Experiment are: - To understand the significance of the horizontal transport of CO_2 in the nocturnal boundary layer. - To study correlations between CO_2 transport and surface heteorogeneity. - The expected results...
2002-08-01 00:00:00 2002-08-30 23:59:59
SMEX02: Soil Moisture Experiments in 2002
Soil moisture is the most significant boundary condition that controls summer precipitation over the central US and other large mid-latitude continental regions, and essential initial information for seasonal predictions. A common goal of a wide range...
2002-06-01 00:00:00 2002-07-31 23:59:59
MOHPREX: Monsoon Himalayan Precipitation Experiment
In the spring of 1999, a network of sixteen meteorological stations was installed at elevations ranging from 500 to 4,500m from the leading edge of the Himalayas to the accessible headwaters of the Marsyandi river basin in Central Nepal. Two types of...
2002-05-15 00:00:00 2002-06-15 23:59:59
IHOP_2002: International H2O Project 2002
IHOP_2002 took place over the Southern Great Plains of the United States from 13 May to 25 June 2002. The main goal of IHOP_2002 is to obtain more accurate and reliable measurements of moisture in the air. IHOP_2002 measurements will ultimately help us...
2002-05-13 00:00:00 2002-06-25 23:59:59
SBI: Western Arctic Shelf Basin Interactions Project
The Western Arctic Shelf Basin Interactions (SBI) project is a multi-year, interdisciplinary program to investigate the impact of global change on physical, biological and geochemical processes over the Chukchi and Beaufort Sea shelf basin region in...
2002-05-01 00:00:00 2006-10-31 23:59:59
IDEAS-1: Instrument Development and Education in Airborne Science, Phase 1
The "idea" for the IDEAS program came from the annual UCAR Members' Meeting in the fall of 2000. A review of facility needs was conducted at this meeting, and one major discussion issue was that university faculty and students want more opportunities...
2002-04-05 00:00:00 2002-05-14 23:59:59
BARROW: The Barrow Project
The U.S. Arctic remains one of the most difficult places on Earth for year-round scientific observations and research. Logistical support is very expensive, and scientists frequently face dangerous, cold sea-ice dynamics, aircraft icing, and even polar...
2002-04-03 00:00:00 2002-09-23 23:59:59
CRYSTAL-FACE: The Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers - Florida Area Cirrus Experiment
Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from human activities warm our climate. Two effects of this warming are the increase of clouds and the rise of water vapor in the atmosphere. Both of these in turn influence the impacts of the man-made gases on...
2002-04-01 00:00:00 2002-07-29 23:59:59
RenoBasin_2002: Reno Basin/Desert Research Institute Education Project
RenoBasin 2002 was an ISS Educational Project with DRI in the Reno Basin.
2002-02-25 00:00:00 2002-03-26 23:59:59
ISPA-2002: Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosol, 2002
This is an NSF funded project with the Desert Research Institute's Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL) at Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The project is examining the effect of pollution aerosols on snowfall rate. The principal investigators at SPL are Randy...
2002-01-13 00:00:00 2002-03-03 23:59:59
AMMA: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses
AMMA has 3 main goals : - to improve our inderstanding of the West African Monsoon and its influence on the physical, chemical and biological environment, regionally and globally. - to provide the underpinning science that relates variability of the...
2002-01-01 00:00:00 2010-12-31 23:59:00
CPPA: Climate Prediction Project for the Americas (derived from PACS and GAPP)
The Climate Prediction Program for the Americas (CPPA) is a competitive research program to improve operational intraseasonal to interannual climate prediction and the hydrological applications. This program is strongly motivated by the Nation's need...
2002-01-01 00:00:00 2006-12-31 23:59:59
IMPROVE-II: Improvement of Microphysical Parameterization through Observational Verification Experiment II
As in IMPROVE-1, the UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences in Seattle was the Forecasting and Operations Control Center (FOCC) for IMPROVE-2. Between IOPs, the S-Pol radar was used for surveillance of incoming storms, and this radar imagery was...
2001-11-26 00:00:00 2001-12-22 23:59:59
FLOSS: Fluxes Over Snow Surfaces
The FLOSS project studied the surface meteorology of snow-covered rangeland in the North Park region of Colorado, near Walden, from December 2001 to March 2002. The sonic anemometers were all Campbell CSAT3 anemometers, which generally performed well....
2001-10-09 00:00:00 2002-04-02 23:59:59
EPIC: Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate
EPIC-2001 field campaign is part of the CLIVAR/PACS multinational cooperative experiment sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in collaboration with CONACyT (Mexico) and INAMHI ...
2001-09-01 00:00:00 2001-10-15 23:59:59
CAMEX4: Convection And Moisture Experiment - 4
The Convection And Moisture EXperiment (CAMEX) is a series of field research investigations sponsored by the Earth Science Enterprise of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The fourth field campaign in the CAMEX series (CAMEX-4)...
2001-08-01 00:00:00 2001-09-30 23:59:59
AOE2001: PBL-AOE Planetary Boundary Layer - Arctic Ocean Experiment
The overall objective is to increase knowledge of the impact of aerosols on climate. Whilst greenhouse gases are responsible for increases in the Earth's temperature, aerosols have the opposite effect due to their impact on the radiation balance....
2001-07-22 00:00:00 2001-08-21 23:59:59
DYCOMS-II: Dynamics and Chemistry of Marine Stratocumulus Phase II
DYCOMS-II is the name given to a field campaign which collected data for the purposes of testing large-eddy simulations of nocturnal stratocumulus. The experiment consisted of nine flights out of North Island Naval Air Station (just west of San Diego)...
2001-07-07 00:00:00 2001-07-28 23:59:59
CEOP/EOP-1: Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period EOP-1
The Coordinated Enhanced ObservingPeriod (CEOP) seeks to establish an integrated global observing system for the water cycle which responds to both scientific and social needs. It is built as the foundation of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP)...
2001-07-01 00:00:00 2001-09-30 23:59:59
PROPHET_II: Program for Research on Oxidants: Photochemistry, Emissions and Transport, II
The Program for Research on Oxidants: PHotochemistry, Emissions, and Transport (PROPHET) was created in 1996, as a coordinated research effort aimed at investigation of the relationships between atmospheric odd nitrogen, ozone, and forest-atmosphere...
2001-06-25 00:00:00 2001-08-15 23:59:59
GAPP: GEWEX Americas Prediction Project
The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Americas Prediction Project (GAPP) initiative is developing an improved capability to make seasonal to annual forecasts through better land surface and hydrologic modeling. Funded by both NOAA and...
2001-04-01 00:00:00 2007-12-31 23:59:59
ACE-ASIA: Asian Pacific Regional Aerosol Characterization Experiment
The Aerosol Characterization Experiments (ACE) are designed to increase our understanding of how atmospheric aerosol particles affect the Earth's climate system. These experiments integrate in-situ measurements, satellite observations, and models to...
2001-03-15 00:00:00 2001-05-10 23:59:59
ISPA-2001: Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosol
This is an NSF funded project being carried with the Desert Research Institute's Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL) at Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The project is examining the effect of pollution aerosols on snowfall rate. The principal investigators at SPL...
2001-02-03 00:00:00 2001-03-03 23:59:59
VAMOS: Variability ofthe American MOnsoon Systems
Monsoon systems provide a framework for studies on the predictability of precipitation during the warm season. The Variability of the American Monsoon Systems (VAMOS) project emphasize the interplay between the atmosphere, oceans and continental...
2001-02-01 00:00:00 2008-12-01 23:59:00
Snowfall_Rate: Snowfall Rate Reduction by Pollution Aerosols
SNOWFALL-ISS studied the effects of pollution aerosol loading has on snowfall rates in winter storms that are solely orographic or have a "feeder/seeder" cloud couplet with an orographic cloud component.
2001-01-31 00:00:00 2001-03-03 23:59:59
IMPROVE: Improvement of Microphysical Parameterization through Observational Verification Experiment
The UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences in Seattle was the Forecasting and Operations Control Center (FOCC) for IMPROVE-1. Between IOPs, the S-Pol radar on the Washington Coast was used for surveillance of incoming storms, and this radar imagery was...
2001-01-01 00:00:00 2001-02-14 23:59:59
MESA: Monsoon Experiment South America
MESA is a component of the CLIVAR-VAMOS program, and its main goal is to investigate the main characteristics and variability of the South American Monsoon Systems (SAMS). The main hypothesis driving MESA is that SAMS provides a physical basis for...
2001-01-01 00:00:00 2001-01-01 23:59:59
ISCAT: Investigation of Sulfur Chemistry in the Antarctic Troposphere
2000-11-22 00:00:00 2000-12-28 23:59:59
VTMX: Vertical Transport and Mixing
VTMX (Vertical Transport and MiXing) is a new program of the Dept of Energy's Environmental Meteorology Program (EMP). It is concerned with vertical transport and mixing in the boundary layer, particularly in stably stratified conditions, weak or...
2000-10-01 00:00:00 2000-10-31 23:59:59
SGS00: Sub-Gridscale Studies, 2000 (aka HATS)
A field experiment is proposed to study the response of small turbulent eddies to large turbulent motions and to develop better subgrid-scale (SGS) models for large eddy simulation (LES). LES is a popular numerical tool for studying turbulence; in this...
2000-09-01 00:00:00 2000-10-01 23:59:59
AESOP/TEXASAQS: Texas Air Quality Study
The Texas Air Quality Study was done In August and September of 2000. The study was designed to improve understanding of the factors that control the formation and transport of air pollutants along the Gulf Coast of southeastern Texas. Measurements of...
2000-08-15 00:00:00 2000-09-15 23:59:59
Sea_Salinity: PALS Sea Salinity Experiment
Testing of PALS instrument over land and sea, Des Moines, IA and East Coast (TBD)
2000-08-11 00:00:00 2000-08-26 23:59:59
EBEX: Energy Balance Experiment, 2000
I have computed a preliminary budget for EBEX. This was created by compositing each term of the budget over the time period 10-20 August over all the stations which were available. All terms have all corrections, with the exception of the sonic tilt...
2000-07-20 00:00:00 2000-08-24 23:59:59
PELTI: Passing Efficiency of the Low-Turbulence Inlet
In July, 2000 we tested the new porous-diffuser low-turbulence inlet (LTI), developed at the University of Denver, by flying it and three other inlets on NCAR?s C-130 in the Caribbean, using both dust and sea salt as test aerosols. Aerosols were...
2000-07-05 00:00:00 2000-07-23 23:59:59
PROPHET: Program for Research on Oxidants: Photochemistry, Emissions and Transport
The Program for Research on Oxidants: PHotochemistry, Emissions, and Transport (PROPHET) was created in 1996, as a coordinated research effort aimed at investigation of the relationships between atmospheric odd nitrogen, ozone, and forest-atmosphere...
2000-06-20 00:00:00 2000-08-21 23:59:59
Transitions: Spatial and Temporal Transition of Climate and Ecosystems in the Circumpolar Arctic
This project is designed to test the primary hypothesis that the surface energy and moisture exchange between atmosphere, ecosystem, snow, permafrost, and soil is the principal mechanism for coupling the land surface to the climate on seasonal to...
2000-06-20 00:00:00 2000-07-17 23:59:59
STEPS: Severe Thunderstorm Electrification and Precipitation Study
STEPS had two broad goals concerning storm electricity: 1. to improve understanding of how severe storms become electrified and 2. to better understand how variations in the type and flash rate of lightning relate to the type of severe storm and its...
2000-05-22 00:00:00 2000-07-16 23:59:59
LTI: Low Turbulence Inlet test
Collecting coarse aerosols (up to 10 microns) by diffuser and curved-tube samplers on research aircraft has been less efficient than needed, and the LTI was designed to improve sampling of such particle populations. The LTI was developed jointly by...
2000-04-03 21:10:14 2000-06-01 19:05:35
WAMME: West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation
West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation (WAMME) is a Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP) Inter-Monsoon Model Study (CIMS) initiative. We plan to initiate a West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation project (WAMME) using GCMs and...
2000-04-01 00:00:00 2005-10-31 23:59:00
TOPSE: Tropospheric Ozone Production about the Spring Equinox
The Tropospheric Ozone Production about the Spring Equinox (TOPSE) experiment was conducted during February?March, 2000 to study the evolution of tropospheric chemistry at mid to high latitudes over North America. The experiment used airborne in situ...
2000-02-04 00:00:00 2000-05-23 23:59:59
AIRS: Alliance Icing Research Study
The Alliance Icing Research Study (AIRS) is a collaborative effort involving several Canadian and U.S. research agencies and Universities. AIRS is a project endorsed by the Aircraft Icing Research Alliance (AIRA), which consists of government...
1999-11-19 00:00:00 2000-02-18 23:59:59
CASES-99: Cooperative Atmospheric Surface Exchange Study 1999
The Cooperative Atmospheric Surface Exchange Study October 1999 (CASES-99) field observational program represents the second study to investigate linkages between the atmosphere and the Earth's surface. This study is designed to examine events in the...
1999-10-01 00:00:00 1999-10-31 23:59:59
SIT: Sulfur Instrumentation Test
During October and early November 1999, Alan Bandy from Drexel University installed a new atmospheric pressure ionization mass spectrometer (APIMS) on the NCAR/NSF C130 for determination of sulphur dioxide and dimethyl sulphide (DMS) with a time...
1999-10-01 00:00:00 1999-11-12 23:59:59
MAP: Mesoscale Alpine Programme
The Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP), the first WWRP Research and Development Project (RDP), is an international research initiative devoted to the study of atmospheric and hydrological processes over mountainous terrain. It aims towards expanding our...
1999-09-07 00:00:00 1999-11-15 23:59:59
SEET: Study of Electrical Evolution in Thunderstorms
The main goal of the Study of Electrical Evolution in Thunderstorms was to measure the evolution of principal charge regions inside small thunderstorms that occurred over central New Mexico. In order to meet his needs, SSSF modified their GPS...
1999-07-05 00:00:00 1999-08-10 23:59:59
SGP99: Southern Great Plains 1999 Hydrology Experiment
There are current and near future satellite observing systems that, while not ideal for soil moisture measurement, can provide information for some conditions. These systems include the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), the Tropical Rainfall...
1999-07-01 00:00:00 1999-07-31 23:59:59
WVSS: Water Vapor Sensing System
Atmospheric water vapor measurements from commercial aircraft are now available to complement the real-time winds and temperatures available from the Aircraft Communication, Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS). The technology of this first...
1999-07-01 00:00:00 2005-12-31 23:59:59
AMTS: Arctic Mesopause Temperature Study
The Arctic Mesopause Temperature Study (AMTS) targeted the coldest part of the earth's atmosphere: the mesopause, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) above the North Pole in summer. The cold is caused by an upwelling of air over the polar caps, says...
1999-06-16 00:00:00 1999-07-09 23:59:59
Nauru99: Nauru ARM Experiment, 1999
Nauru99 continues a series of intensive field studies in support of the DOE/Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program in the tropical Western Pacific (TWP). Centered around the island of Nauru, the NOAA R/V Ronald H. Brown and the JAMSTEC R/V...
1999-06-15 00:00:00 1999-07-17 23:59:59
UMRBPP: Upper Missouri River Basin Pilot Project
A observational and modeling field experiment focusing on the coupled atmospheric, surface hydrology and subsurface hydrology issues in the Black Hills region of South Dakota and Wyoming. Objectives: 1. Assess the importance of "deep" groundwater in...
1999-04-05 00:00:00 1999-05-05 23:59:59