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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

508 projects (100 shown)

Name: Title / Summary Begin Date (UTC) End Date (UTC)
HEFT10: HAIS Experimental Flight Test - 2010 (HEFT10)
HEFT-10 is one of the series of airborne projects that are conducted by the EOL RAF to allow instrument developers flight time on the G-V. Initially, HEFT projects were put in place to provide test flight opportunity to the HIAPER HAIS instrument...
2009-12-01 00:00:00 2010-02-16 23:59:00
HIGHWAY: High Impact Weather Lake System
This project will address the lack of much needed in-situ observations and data availability both for research and meteorological operational purposes.  Enhanced observations will be used to increase the scientific knowledge of storm initiation,...
2018-12-20 00:00:00 2020-05-01 23:59:59
HIPPO: HIAPER Pole to Pole Observations 1 (HIPPO-1)
The "Collaborative Research: HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) of Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gases Study" measured cross sections of atmospheric concentrations approximately pole-to-pole, from the surface to the tropopause, five times during...
2009-01-07 00:00:00 2009-01-31 23:59:00
HIPPO2: HIAPER Pole to Pole Observations 2 (HIPPO-2)
The "Collaborative Research: HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) of Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gases Study" measured cross sections of atmospheric concentrations approximately pole-to-pole, from the surface to the tropopause, five times during...
2009-10-26 00:00:00 2009-12-19 23:59:00
HIPPO3: HIAPER Pole to Pole Observations 3 (HIPPO-3)
The "Collaborative Research: HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) of Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gases Study" measured cross sections of atmospheric concentrations approximately pole-to-pole, from the surface to the tropopause, five times during...
2010-03-20 00:00:00 2010-04-20 23:59:00
HIPPO4: HIAPER Pole to Pole Observations 4 (HIPPO-4)
The "Collaborative Research: HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) of Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gases Study" measured cross sections of atmospheric concentrations approximately pole-to-pole, from the surface to the tropopause, five times during...
2011-06-01 01:01:00 2011-07-15 23:59:00
HIPPO5: HIAPER Pole to Pole Observations 5 (HIPPO-5)
The "Collaborative Research: HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) of Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gases Study" measured cross sections of atmospheric concentrations approximately pole-to-pole, from the surface to the tropopause, five times during...
2011-08-15 01:01:00 2011-09-15 23:59:00
HIWC-RADAR: High Ice Water Content (HIWC) Radar Study 2015
The goal of the High Ice Water Content (HIWC) RADAR Flight Campaign is to develop a means to remotely identify regions of HIWC ahead of an aircraft to enable tactical detect and avoidance decision making by a flight crew.  HIWC conditions occur in deep...
2015-08-10 00:00:00 2015-08-30 23:59:59
HIWC-RADAR-2018: High Ice Water Content (HIWC) Radar Study 2018
The goal of the High Ice Water Content (HIWC) RADAR Flight Campaign is to develop a means to remotely identify regions of HIWC ahead of an aircraft to enable tactical detect and avoidance decision making by a flight crew.  HIWC conditions occur in deep...
2018-07-30 00:00:00 2018-08-21 23:59:59
HKAQS: Hong Kong Air Quality Study
1994-10-06 06:22:57 1994-11-24 07:43:00
HS3: Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel
The Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) project is a multi-year investigation aimed at examining hurricane formation and intensity change. In 2011 there were two research flights of the unmanned NOAA/NASA Global Hawk (GH) aircraft on 9 and 14...
2011-09-11 00:00:00 2014-09-30 23:59:59
HUMS: Humidity Sensing
The objective of the Humidity Sensing (HUMS) project was to create a humidity sensor that was much faster, and also capable of measuring lower humidity levels, than was possible with existing technology.  Since H2O is a major factor in atmospheric...
1979-11-06 00:00:00 1979-11-06 23:59:59
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
ICE-L: Ice in Clouds Experiment (ICE-L)
The objectof of the ICE-L experiment is to show that under given conditions, direct ice nucleation measurement(s), or other specific measurable characteristics of the aerosol, can be used to predict the number of ice particles forming by nucleation...
2007-11-01 00:00:00 2007-12-31 23:59:00
ICE-T: Ice in Clouds Experiment - Tropical
The objective of the Ice in Clouds - Tropical (ICE-T) experiment is to show that under given conditions, direct ice nucleation measurement(s), or other specific measurable characteristics of the aerosol, can be used to predict the number of ice...
2011-07-01 00:00:00 2011-07-31 23:59:00
ICE88/89: Intercomparison Experiment
ICE allows for the development and evaluation of sensors for the PAM network.  A network design by Gerald Albright with input from Frederick Brock (University of Oklahoma), consisting of six PAM stations, was erected at the Marshall field site, Boulder...
1988-06-24 00:00:00 1989-10-23 23:59:59
ICEBRIDGE: Antarctic 2011 Operation IceBridge
IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice. These flights will provide a yearly,...
2011-09-28 00:00:00 2011-11-03 23:59:59
ICEBRIDGE-2015: Antarctic 2015 Operation IceBridge
IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice. These flights will provide a yearly,...
2015-09-18 00:00:00 2015-11-04 23:59:59
IceNu: Spontaneous Ice Nucleation
This study continued prior investigation of spontaneous ice nucleation to further the understanding of cirrus cloud behavior. High altitude atmospheric samples were collected by aircraft in clear air and upwind of lenticular clouds for use in this...
1989-11-09 00:00:00 1989-12-16 23:59:00
ICICLE: In-Cloud Icing and Large-Drop Experiment
In-Cloud ICing and Large-drop Experiment (ICICLE) is planning to study microphysical cloud properties in order to better understand how icing conditions (particulary freezing rain, freezing drizzle and ice pellets) form and evolve over time. Aircraft...
2018-12-17 00:00:00 2019-03-20 23:59:59
ICICLE_2018: ICICLE Dry Run
In-Cloud ICing and Large-drop Experiment (ICICLE) is planning to study microphysical cloud properties in order to better understand how icing conditions (particulary freezing rain, freezing drizzle and ice pellets) form and evolve over time.
2018-10-03 00:00:00 2018-12-01 23:59:59
IDASS: lntegrated Data Assimilation and Sounding System
Under our previous ARM support, we developed an lntegrated Data Assimilation and Sounding System (IDASS). The IDASS system couples in situ and remote sensing instruments with a state-of-the-art mesoscale data assimilation system to provide a time...
1993-06-16 00:00:00 1993-06-25 23:59:59
IDEAL: Instabilities, Dynamics and Energetics accompanying Atmospheric Layering
The IDEAL (Instabilities, Dynamics and Energetics accompanying Atmospheric Layering) field project combines ground-based in-situ observations with modeling efforts and will quantify the understanding of “sheet-and-layer” (S&L) structures, morphologies,...
2017-10-23 00:00:00 2017-11-15 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
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
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
IDEAS-4: Instrument Development and Education in Airborne Science Phase 4
Instrument Development and Education in Airborne Science (IDEAS) phase 4 is a three year program to provide opportunities for flight testing of improved instrumentation for airborne research. The goal is to improve the capability of instrumentation for...
2011-10-17 00:00:00 2013-11-18 23:59:59
IFRACS_2014: Isotopic Fractionation in Snow
The Isotopic Fractionation in Snow experiment (IFRACS) is a meteorological research program conducted near Steamboat Springs, CO. This campaign was designed to investigate whether or not the degree of riming on the snow crystals could be determined by...
2014-01-17 00:00:00 2014-02-28 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
IMPROVE: Improvement of Microphysical Parameterization through Observational Verification Experiment
The goals of the offshore field project IMPROVE-1 (Improvement of Microphysical PaRameterization through Observational Verification Experiment-1) was to isolate the errors in the microphysical scheme by obtaining simultaneous ground-based radar, ground...
2001-01-01 00:00:00 2001-02-14 23:59:59
IMPROVE-II: Improvement of Microphysical Parameterization through Observational Verification Experiment II
The goal of the 2nd Improvement of Microphysical PaRameterization through Observational Verification Experiment (IMPROVE-2) study was to focus on orographic lifting as the primary precipitation generating mechanism. This required a mountain range that...
2001-11-26 00:00:00 2001-12-22 23:59:59
INDOEX: Indian Ocean Experiment
The Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) is a focused field experiment in the Indian Ocean with international participation from the United States, Europe, and the Indian Ocean Region. INDOEX addresses questions of climate change that are of high priority...
1999-01-01 00:00:00 1999-03-31 23:59:59
INDOEX-98: Indian Ocean Experiment: First Field Phase
The 1998 Indian Ocean Experiment: First Field Phase is an experiment over the Indian Ocean with international participation of the United States, Europe and the Indian Ocean region.  The Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) first field phase was conducted...
1998-01-01 00:00:00 1998-12-31 23:59:59
Infrared_Corona: Infrared Solar Corona
The project is an effort from an aircraft platform at the toal solar eclipse of 18 February 1998 with the following objectives: 1) To survey the intermediate infrared spectral region for coronal emission lines, toward the goal of adding diagnostic...
1998-01-05 00:00:00 1998-03-10 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
ISCAT: Investigation of Sulfur Chemistry in the Antarctic Troposphere
2000-11-22 00:00:00 2000-12-28 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
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
ISPA-2007: Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosol, 2007
NCAR / EOL is deploying an Integrated Sounding System ISS to the Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosols (ISPA) project in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The project is being carried out for the Desert Research Institute's Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL...
2007-01-02 00:00:00 2007-02-28 23:59:59
ISPA-2010: Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosol 2010
The Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosol (ISPA) field project examines the link between pollution aerosols and snow riming. The study is centered around DRI's Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL) on Mt. Warner near Steamboat Springs. SPL operates a range...
2010-01-14 00:00:00 2010-02-28 23:59:59
ITEX: International Tundra Experiment
The International Tundra Experiment, ITEX, was established in 1990 as a MAB-NSN initiative (Man-And-the-Biosphere, Northern Sciences Network). Since then the programme has grown rapidly and is today one of the most active international field programmes...
1993-01-01 00:00:00 2002-12-31 23:59:59
ITOP: Impact of Typhoons on the Ocean in the Pacific
The Impacts of Typhoons on the Ocean in the Pacific (ITOP) program is a multi-national field campaign that aims to study the ocean response to typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean. ITOP is focused on the following scientific questions: How does the...
2010-08-11 00:00:00 2010-11-09 23:59:00
JASIN: Joint Air Sea INteraction experiment
For the Joint Air Sea Interaction (JASIN) project, the L-188 Electra was utilized to obtain horizontal distributions of fluxes of momentum, heat and water vapor over the JASIN array. This experiment was conducted in coordination with the UK C-130...
1978-07-20 00:00:00 1978-09-01 23:59:59
JAWS: Joint Airport Weather Studies
The Joint Airport Weather Studies (JAWS) Project, formed in 1980, conducted a major field investigation during the summer of 1982 (15 May to 13 August, inclusive) in and around Denver, Colorado. The project was jointly administrated by the National...
1982-05-15 00:00:00 1982-08-13 23:59:59
JETEX_97: Low-level Jet Experiment
In JETEX-97, the PIs seek to improve the ability of the NCAR/Pennsylvania State University MM5 mesoscale model to replicate the low level jet. Dennis Ojima of Colorado State University will be conducting runs using the CENTURY model to assess ecosystem...
1997-05-01 00:00:00 1997-05-31 23:59:59
JetStream-79: Project Jet Stream - 1979
Project Jet Stream investigated the structure of the jet stream, associated fronts and stratospheric tropospheric exchanges. It is also focused on observing the geostrophic character of the wind field at and in the vicinity of the jet stream.
1979-03-01 00:00:00 1979-03-12 23:59:59
JetStream-81: Project Jet Stream - 1981
Project Jet Stream investigated the structure of the jet stream, associated fronts and stratospheric tropospheric exchanges. It is also focused on observing the geostrophic character of the wind field at and in the vicinity of the jet stream. This...
1981-02-16 00:00:00 1981-04-04 23:59:59
JHWRP: Joint HaWaiian Rainband Project
Four experiments were conducted in Hawaii in summer 1985, one primarily by NCAR scientists (William Cooper and Darrel Baumgardner of RAF and James Dye of the Convective Storms Division) and the others by university scientists (David Johnson of the...
1985-07-10 07:44:29 1985-08-15 10:43:26
JOINT-II: JOINT-II
During March through May of 1976, the Coastal Upwelling Ecosystem Analysis (CUEA) program of the International Decade for Ocean Exploration (IDOE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Peruvian Government conducted an international multi...
1976-03-01 00:00:00 1977-05-31 23:59:59
JPOLE/TELEX: Joint Polarization Experiment / Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning Experiment
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology T-28 armored research airplane and its crew of pilots and scientists participated in two Norman-area field programs. Flight activities were coordinated with the National Severe Storms Laboratory and the...
2003-03-01 00:00:00 2003-06-15 23:59:59
Juneau: Project Juneau
NCAR/RAP investigators requested the use of one of SSSF?s ISS wind profilers at a site near the Juneau, Alaska airport. SSSF personnel set up the system, optimized its operation in order to reduce ground clutter, and monitored the data in Boulder...
1996-12-05 00:00:00 2001-06-30 23:59:59
KOFSE: Kuwait Oil-Fire Smoke Experiment
Airborne studies of smoke from the Kuwait oil fires were carried out in the spring of 1991 when ~4.6 million barrels of oil were burning per day. Emissions of sulfur dioxide were ~57% of that from electric utilities in the United States; emissions of...
1991-01-01 00:00:00 1991-12-31 23:59:59
KWAJEX: The Kwajalein Experiment
The Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX), held 23 July - 15 September 1999, was a field observation campaign centered on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands and sponsored by NASA in cooperation with the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Kwajalein Missile Range and the...
1999-07-23 00:00:00 1999-09-15 23:59:59
LABEX: Lake Breeze Experiment
The prime goal of the Lake Breeze Experiment was to provide initial observational documentation of lake breeze circulations around lakes of small-to-moderate size (several km to tens of km). The data obtained will be used to determine the...
1995-07-07 00:00:00 1995-07-14 23:59:59
LABSEA: Airborne Measurements of Oceanic Wind-Vector Fields Over the Labrador Sea using Passive Polarimetric Radiometry
The LABSEA experiment was a test of the Georgia Tech scanning polarimetric microwave radiometer and its ability to measure ocean surface winds. The radiometer was flown on the NASA DC-8 in January 1997 over a site in the Labrador Sea that contained a...
1997-01-01 00:00:00 1997-01-31 23:59:59
LAFE: Land-Atmosphere Feedback Experiment
The Land-Atmosphere Feedback Experiment (LAFE; pronounced “la-fey”) deploys several state-of-the art scanning lidar and remote sensing systems to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility’s...
2017-08-01 00:00:00 2017-08-31 23:59:59
Lake-ICE: Lake-Induced Convection Experiment
The Lake-Induced Convection Experiment (Lake-ICE) will document boundary layer (BL) phenomena over and in the vicinity of Lake Michigan to determine how BL processes are controlled by Mesoscale BL convective structures and interactions between these...
1997-12-01 00:00:00 1998-01-24 23:59:59
LANTEX: Lantau Experiment (LANTEX) and Operational Windshear Warning System (OWWS)
SSSF provided an ISS from April through mid-August 1994 for the LANTEX OWWS study of the site of the new airport at Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong. The OWWS provides real-time turbulence alerts and warnings, using real-time sensor data in conjunction with...
1994-04-15 00:00:00 1994-08-23 23:59:59
LAS: Laser Absorption Spectroscopy
The Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (LAS) project focused on testing the usefulness of tunable laser absorption spectroscopy for the measurement of atmospheric trace gases. Dr. William Mankin flew a tunable infrared diode laser and a small white...
1981-01-19 00:00:00 1981-02-09 23:59:59
LATTE: Lower Atmospheric Thermodynamics & Turbulence Experiment
Background The purpose of this document is to briefly outline and discuss the upcoming Lower Atmospheric Thermodynamics & Turbulence Experiment (LATTE) to be conducted at the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) in February of 2014.  A primary...
2014-02-10 00:00:00 2014-02-28 23:59:59
LCS: Lidar Cirrus Studies
The Lidar Cirrus Studies project took in situ measurements of atmospheric state parameters, particle size distribution, particle shape and concentration, and the various components of the radiation budget within cirrus clouds with the Sabreliner....
1983-10-07 10:06:49 1983-10-17 13:29:52
LCS-II: Lidar Cirrus Studies II
In this study measurements of atmospheric state parameters, particle size distribution, particle shape and concentration, and the various components of the radiation budget within cirrus clouds were measured. A ground-based polarization diversity lidar...
1985-02-17 10:19:18 1985-03-10 13:22:53
Leonids: Airborne Leonids Meteor Storm Campaign
Astrobiologists on a NASA mission to study the Leonid meteors were in the right place at the right time to study a rare natural phenomenon -- a meteor storm. At the peak of the storm, which occurred at 02:10 GMT, Nov. 18, the Leonid meteors were...
1998-08-20 16:30:00 1998-11-25 23:59:59
LESS-80: Lake Effect Snow Storms - 1980
Lake-induced clouds and snowstorms are important elements of winter weather in the Great Lakes Region. The Lake Effect Snow Storms - 1980 (LESS-80) experiment was a continuation of research that began in 1977. This experiment used the, B-80 QueenAir to...
1980-12-01 00:00:00 1981-01-22 23:59:59
LESS84: Lake Effect Snow Storms - 1984
In this study state parameters, motion fields, and microphysical parameters were measured from two aircraft and combined with data from multiple Doppler radars in an effort to increase our knowledge of the organization, internal structure, and...
1983-12-01 10:57:00 1984-01-27 15:26:00
LIE: Line Islands Experiment
During March and April 1967, field parties from NCAR and other meteorological research organizations, universities, and governmental agencies established research bases in the Line Islands, a group of small atolls more than 1000 miles south of Hawaii....
1967-03-01 00:00:00 1967-04-30 23:59:59
LIFT96: Lidars in Flat Terrain
Three lidars were deployed at the LIFT experiment in 1996, a backscatter lidar (SABL), a Doppler lidar (HRDL), and an ozone DIAL. In addition, two ISS and three Flux-PAM stations were deployed for a companion field study, Flatland Observatory Project...
1996-06-15 00:00:00 1996-08-30 23:59:59
LPB: La Plata River Basin
CLIVAR/VAMOS and GEWEX/GHP identified the Rio La Plata Basin as a climate-hydrology system with components that are potentially predictable with useful skill from seasons in advance, and whose variability has important impacts on human activities. LPB...
2007-01-01 00:00:00 2015-12-31 23:59:00
LROSE: Lidar Radar Open Software Environment
The LROSE (Lidar Radar Open Software Environment) software development is a 4-year joint project between the Atmospheric Science Department at Colorado State University (CSU) and the Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) at the National Center for...
2016-01-01 00:00:00 2020-12-31 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
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
M-RADON: Marine Radon
This project was a field test of the sampling system for measuring 222Rn. This technique was later used in the project DYCOMS to measure 222Rn in and just above the marine boundary layer of the stratocumulus region to estimate the rate of entrainment...
1984-08-10 08:42:03 1984-08-18 16:48:11
MAC-94: Marine Atmospheric Chemistry
A single SSSF Cross-Chain LORAN Atmospheric Sounding System (CLASS) station was deployed on Christmas Island in summer 1994. The CLASS was used to support an experiment designed to better understand sulfite processes occurring in the ocean-atmosphere...
1994-07-01 00:00:00 1994-10-01 23:59:59
MACAWS: Multi-Center Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor
The Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor (MACAWS), installed in the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center DC-8 Airborne Laboratory. Combines technology elements from the JPL ABL, the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory (Boulder, Colo...
1995-08-28 00:00:00 1995-09-26 23:59:59
MAF: Mountain Airflow
The main objective of project Mountain Airflow (MAF) was to observe the spatial distribution of airflow, temperature and turbulence in and adjacent to the planetary boundary layer in the undisturbed flow upwind as well as the disturbed flow downwind of...
1979-02-15 00:00:00 1979-02-28 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
MAPR: Multiple Antenna Profiler at BAO
The NCAR/ARM MAPR (Multiple Antenna Profiler) was developed with the objective of using new spaced antenna techniques to meet these goals. The MAPR participated in two field deployments in 1995. The first, in May, was next to the 300 m tower of the...
1995-05-15 00:00:00 1995-05-31 23:59:59
Marine_Stratus: Marine Stratus Cloud Tops Experiment
The objective of this research is the physics of marine stratus clouds which exist over large portions of the ocean adjacent to the Americas. The competing effects of radiative exchange; vertical motion within the clouds and the heat exchange at the...
1994-08-01 00:00:00 1994-12-14 20:13:00
MASCRAD: Multi Angle Snowflake Camera-Radar experiment
Detailed snow particle imagery will be taken by a custom-designed multiple view digital camera.  The resultant 3D representations of the particles will be used to initialize an improved electromagnetic scattering model.  The model results will be...
2014-11-15 00:00:00 2015-03-31 23:59:59
MATERHORN-X: Mountain Terrain Atmospheric Modeling and Observations
The Mountain Terrain Atmospheric Modeling and Observations (MATERHORN) Program, funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), was designed to investigate complex-terrain meteorology over a wide range of scales, topographic features, and driving...
2012-08-25 00:00:00 2015-02-15 23:59:59
MAYPOLE: May Polarization Experiment
MAYPOLE was a joint experiment between FOF at NCAR, OSU (Ohio State University), CSU (Colorado State University), and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).  The experiment was conducted near Boulder, Colorado during May and June 1983....
1983-05-02 00:00:00 1983-06-14 23:59:59
MAYPOLE84: May Polarization Experiment 1984
MAYPOLE84 was a joint experiment between FOF at NCAR, OSU (Ohio State University), CSU (Colorado State University), and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).  The experiment was conducted near Boulder, Colorado during May and June 198...
1984-05-13 00:00:00 1984-06-28 23:59:59
MC3E: The Midlatitude Continental Convective Cloud Experiment
The Midlatitude Continental Convective Cloud Experiment (MC3E) was a collaborative effort between the NASA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Ground Validation (GV) program and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation...
2011-04-22 00:00:00 2011-06-06 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
Meso18-19: Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE) Meso18-19
The VORTEX-SE Scientific Steering Committe determined that it is highly desirable to conduct observations across the Southeast cool season.  The period of slightly enhanced tornado potential extends from October through early May, and the forecasting...
2018-10-22 00:00:00 2019-04-30 23:59:59
MET: Mass and Energy Transport
The Mass and Energy Transport (M. E. T) project focused on atmospheric observations over the Pacific Ocean, west of the Mount Sutro Tower in San Francisco. It also studied the process of quantifying the transport of mass and energy through...
1978-08-03 00:00:00 1978-08-16 23:59:59
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
METCRAX-II: Meteor Crater Experiment II
METCRAX-II was the second experiment studying the atmospheric boundary layer of the Arizona Meteor Crater. METCRAX-II investigated downslope-windstorm-type flows that develop when thermally-driven drainage flows cascade over the rim of the Arizona...
2013-09-30 00:00:00 2013-10-30 23:59:59
MethaneAIR: MethaneAIR
MethaneAIR is an airborne imaging spectrometer funded by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and private philanthropy as part of the EDF International Methane project. The first scientific goal of the EDF program is to accurately measure emissions of...
2019-10-28 00:00:00 2020-03-31 23:59:59
MexCAPS: Mexico City Air Pollution study
The Mexico City Air Pollution study (MexCAPS) was the first comprehensive program designed to provide substantive recommendations for improving the air quality of Mexico City. This effort began under the joint auspices of Los Alamos National Laboratory...
1991-02-09 00:00:00 1991-02-27 23:59:00
MFI: Momentum Flux Intercomparison
The Momentun Flux Intercomparison project flew the King Air to evaluate the performance of the interferometric NCAR profiler during one week in November 1992. UHF wind profilers have proven their usefulness for atmospheric boundary layer studies by...
1992-11-10 17:36:00 1992-11-17 22:00:00
MIC-78: Mountain-Induced Convection - 1978
The Mountain-Induced Convection (MIC) project focused on making measurements of the flow patterns, thermodynamics, and transport properties of moist convective systems induced by the Magdalene Mountains in New Mexico.
1978-05-22 00:00:00 1978-06-08 23:59:59
MIC-80: Mountain-Induced Convection - 1980
The Mountain-Induced Convection (MIC) project focused on making measurements of the flow patterns, thermodynamics, and transport properties of moist convective systems induced by the Magdalene Mountains in New Mexico. This was an extension of...
1980-07-24 00:00:00 1980-08-09 23:59:59
MICROFRONTS: Microfronts Experiment, 1995
Boundary-layer micro-meteorology measurement program designed to study radiation properties and dissipation properties in frontal regions. Objectives: The objectives of the MICROFRONTS Experiment are: 1. To determine the dissipation of kinetic energy...
1995-02-26 00:00:00 1995-03-31 23:59:59
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
MISMO: The Mirai Indian Ocean Cruise for the Study of the MJO-Convection Onset
The Mirai Indian Ocean cruise for the Study of the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO)-convection Onset (MISMO) was a field experiment that took place in the central equatorial Indian Ocean during October–December 2006, using the research vessel Mirai, a...
2006-10-24 00:00:00 2006-12-25 23:59:59
MIST: Microburst and Severe Thunderstorm Experiment
Project MIST involved fourty-one PAMII stations arranged in a dense cluster around the Huntsville, Alabama airport during June and July, 1986. The full PAM field base was deployed with one of the doppler radars, and an aircraft tracking system, and...
1986-05-25 00:00:00 1986-07-31 23:59:59
MIT: MIT
MIT experiment was from October 1983 to Apri 1984
1983-10-11 00:00:00 1984-12-31 23:59:59
MITTS: Monitoring the Intensification and Track of Tropical Storms (MITTS)
The purpose of the MITTS (Monitoring the Intensification and Track of Tropical Storms) project was to support NOAA operational hurricane tracking and observations while the G-IV was undergoing repairs.  The NSF/NCAR GV was outfitted with AVAPS to take...
2016-08-29 00:00:00 2016-10-14 23:59:59