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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)
SAVE-78: Stratospheric Aerosol Validation Experiment - 1978
The Stratospheric Aerosol Validation Experiment (SAVE) took place in two short periods: November 1978 and July 1979. These periods were planned to coincide with field measurement programs to obtain “ground truth” observations for validation of the...
1978-11-17 00:00:00 1978-11-25 23:59:59
SAVE-79: Stratospheric Aerosol Validation Experiment - 1979
The Stratospheric Aerosol Validation Experiment (SAVE) took place in two short periods: November 1978 and July 1979. These periods were planned to coincide with field measurement programs to obtain “ground truth” observations for validation of the...
1979-07-16 00:00:00 1979-07-21 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
SCMS95: Small Cumulus Microphysics Study, 1995
One of the goals of the Small Cumulus Microphysics Study (SCMS), which was conducted in the summer of 1995 near Cape Canaveral, Florida, was to study warm cumuli in their earliest stages, with the goal of understanding the factors that control the time...
1995-07-03 00:00:00 1995-08-14 23:59:59
SCP: Shallow Cold Pool (SCP) Experiment
The Shallow Cold Pool (SCP) experiment was an ISFS deployment in a shallow gully within the Pawnee Grasslands. The primary goal of SCP was to examine the formation and maintenance of common shallow cold pools. These cold pools had not been previously...
2012-10-01 00:00:00 2012-11-30 23:59:59
SCSMEX: The South China Sea Monsoon Experiment
The South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX) was an international experiment designed to understand the key physical processes for the onset, maintenance and variability of the Southeast Asian monsoon. The field phase of SCSMEX was held from 1 May...
1998-05-01 00:00:00 1998-06-30 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
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
SESAME: Severe Environmental Storms and Mesoscale Experiment
During the spring of 1979, NSF, NOAA, NASA, other Governmental Agencies, and 14 Universities participated in a joint field project called the Severe Environmental Storms and Mesoscale Experiment (SESAME) to learn more about the structure, meso-synoptic...
1979-04-01 00:00:00 1979-06-15 23:59:59
SGP97: Southern Great Plains 1997 Hydrology Experiment
The Southern Great Plains 1997 (SGP97) Hydrology Experiment originated from an interdisciplinary investigation, "Soil Moisture Mapping at Satellite Temporal and Spatial Scales" (PI Thomas J. Jackson, USDA ARS). The core of this field experiment...
1997-06-18 00:00:00 1997-07-18 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
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
SHEBA: Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean Project
SHEBA is motivated by the large discrepancies among simulations by global climate models (GCMs) of the present and future climate in the arctic and by uncertainty about the impact of the arctic on climate change. These problems arise from an incomplete...
1997-09-15 00:00:00 1998-11-01 23:59:59
Shelfbreak: Shelfbreak Front
Shelfbreak was a program for field observational study of the shelf/slope front in the Middle Atlantic Bight. This front is an important water mass boundary of the thermohaline class extending along the shelf break from Cape Hatteras to Georges Bank....
1984-06-15 14:50:11 1984-06-26 08:29:59
SHOUT: Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology
Targeted observations from aircraft in oceanic regions could significantly improve how well weather models forecast significant events such as (1) tropical storms, (2) winter storms and (3) major floods. The long duration and large oceanic areas that...
2015-08-25 00:00:00 2016-09-25 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
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
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
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
SMILE: Shelf MIxed Layer Experiment
The SMILE program was a cooperative, integrated study designed to address the fundamental question of how the surface boundary layer over the continental shelf responds to atmospheric forcing, i.e., the input of momentum, turbulence, and heat through...
1989-02-08 11:43:35 1989-03-17 15:00:35
SMOG: Smog: Photochemical reactions producing ozone-containing smog
Photochemical ozone production, or "smog", plays an important role in air quality and global climate. Reactive nitrogen compounds are key catalysts in ozone production, but the critical concentrations are well below the detection limit of commercial...
1988-08-24 00:00:00 1989-08-29 23:59:59
SMT: Sulfur Measurement Studies
In this experiment three sulphur dioxide monitoring instruments, flame photometric, enhanced filter, and gold film were tested for suitability for aircraft use. A pulsed fluorescence monitor was also tested. Sampling was made under clean and polluted...
1988-08-03 09:44:12 1988-08-11 12:12:37
SNOP: Snow Physics
For the Snow Physics (SNOP) project, radar and aircraft data were presented in the form of case studies for three shoreline-parallel snow bands that occurred over lake Michigan. In all three cases a winter land breeze from one or both shores was shown...
1977-11-02 00:00:00 1977-12-16 23:59:59
SNOWBAND: Snowband Dynamics (coincident w/ Lake-ICE)
SNOWBAND seeks to understand the dynamic and thermodynamic structures of heavy precipitation bands in the northwest quadrant of cyclones and in the "reverse lake-effect" regions west of Lake Michigan. The goal of the project is to determine the...
1997-12-01 00:00:00 1998-01-31 23:59:59
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
SNOWIE: Seeded and Natural Orographic Wintertime clouds - the Idaho Experiment
The overarching goal of SNOWIE is to understand the natural dynamical and microphysical processes by which precipitation forms and evolves within orographic winter storms and to determine the physical processes by which cloud seeding with silver iodide...
2016-11-15 00:00:00 2017-03-17 23:59:59
SO2OX: SO2 Oxidant
This project was an investigation of the atmospheric chemistry underlying the phenomenon of acid precipitation. The instrumented aircraft was used to measure atmospheric acids, bases, their precursors, products, and reactants in the Eastern U.S. both...
1984-04-10 14:54:00 1985-04-18 13:24:59
SOCRATES: Southern Ocean Clouds Radiation Aerosol Transport Experimental Study
The Southern Ocean (SO) is the stormiest place on Earth, buffeted by winds and waves that circle the ice of Antarctica, sheathed in clouds that mantle a dynamic ocean with rich ecosystems. The remote and usually pristine environment, typically removed...
2018-01-01 00:00:00 2018-02-28 23:59:59
SOCRATES-TEST: SOCRATES RAF TEST PHASE
The SOCRATES Test project is a test flight program out of the Research Avaition Facility (RAF) in Broomfield, CO.  The goal of the program is to flight test HCR in preparation for the upcoming Southern Ocean Clouds, Radiation, Aerosol Transport...
2016-09-19 00:00:00 2016-10-04 23:59:59
SOS92: Southern Oxidant Study
The Southern Oxidant Study (SOS92) was designed to collect sufficient data to develop and/or test urban-scale photochemical models.
1992-07-20 00:00:00 1992-08-31 23:59:59
SOS93: Swiss Oxidant Study
This cost-recovery program utilized the King Air to study production of ozone in Switzerland as part of a five-year Swiss program, which seeks to develop ozone dispersion models that can be used for pollution reduction strategies. The King Air...
1993-07-14 11:50:00 1993-07-31 10:17:50
SPACE: Satellite Precipitation and Cloud Experiment
The SPACE project operated as an adjuct to the Microburst and Severe Thunderstorm (MIST) experiment, which in turn was part of the Cooperative Huntsville Meterological Experiment (COHMEX). 11 PAM-II stations were deployed in a wide circle around...
1986-05-25 00:00:00 1986-07-31 23:59:59
SPACE-77: South Park Area Cumulus Experiment – 1977
The 1977 South Park Area Cumulus Experiment (SPACE-77) was a comprehensive summertime meteorological field program conducted in the Colorado mountains (July and August 1977) by Colorado State University (CSU) and NCAR. The location of the project was...
1977-07-01 00:00:00 1977-08-31 23:59:59
SPICE: In-Cloud Temperature
1993-11-10 19:09:32 1993-12-25 22:59:35
SPIN: Spontaneous Ice Nucleation II
The Spontaneous Ice Nucleation II (SPIN) project flew the Sabreliner in a continuation of earlier efforts to study high altitude atmospheric aerosols via sample collections and in-flight experiments, predominantly in wave clouds, where the time history...
1990-11-04 00:00:00 1990-11-30 23:59:00
SPRITES-II: SPRITE SPECTRA-II
The scientific objective of SPRITE SPECTRA-II is to determine the physical processes involved in sprites, and in particular the ionization of molecules in the blue part of the light spectrum. The blue light cannot be adequately observed from ground...
2013-07-25 00:00:00 2013-08-15 23:59:59
SPURS-2: Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study 2
The field program Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study (SPURS) was specifically designed to examine processes affecting near-surface salinity. SPURS was envisioned as a two-phase effort, with the first phase focusing on the salinity...
2016-06-01 00:00:00 2017-11-30 23:59:59
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
SSBLIM: Snow-Shading Boundary-Layer Interaction Measurements
The random location of snow-bare ground boundaries in a given region and their temporal modifications make aircraft the best practical platform the observe the structure of the snow breeze. The NCAR King Air N312D was instrumented and flown during the...
1988-02-12 11:16:00 1988-03-20 16:12:00
SSN: Sea Salt Nuclei
Professor Podzimek lead the Sea Salt Nuclei (SSN) project in order to study sea salt nuclei during the winter and summer seasons near and over Padre Island just off the coast of Texas. This study concentrated on the evolution and transformation of the...
1979-01-12 00:00:00 1979-01-19 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
START08: Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport (START08)
The Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport (START08) studied the chemical and transport characteristics of the extratropical upper tropospheric and lower stratospheric (ExUTLS) region using the NSF/NCAR HIAPER aircraft. In the ExUTLS,...
2008-04-21 00:00:00 2008-06-28 23:59:00
STEP: Stratospheric-Troposphere Exchange Project
Stratospheric-Troposphere Exchange Project (STEP) was a project funded by NASA and NOAA. From the STEP homepage: The Stratospheric-Troposphere Exchange Project (STEP) has two objectives: A. Investigate the mechanism and rates of irreversible transfer...
1984-04-01 00:00:00 1987-02-28 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
STERAO-A: Stratosphere-Troposphere Experiments: Radiation, Aerosols, and Ozone (STERAO)
The Stratospheric-Tropospheric Experiment: Radiation, Aerosols, and Ozone (STERAO) series of projects was initiated to address these important problems. STERAO-A (Deep Convection and the Composition of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere) was...
1996-06-01 00:00:00 1996-07-31 23:59:59
STORM-FEST: USWRP/STORM Fronts Experiment Systems Test
STORM-FEST was a mesoscale field experiment conducted in the central U.S. during February and March 1992. The overall goal was to evaluate, in a very focused field experiment, the various research components critical for the success of the STORM...
1992-02-01 00:00:00 1992-03-15 23:59:59
STORM-WAVE: USWRP/STORM Weather Assimilation and Verification Experiment
The U.S. Weather Research Program (USWRP), formerly the Storm-scale Operational and Research Meteorology (STORM) Program, Weather Assimilation and Verification Experiment (STORM-WAVE) is a data collection effort focused on constructing a unique...
1995-04-01 00:00:00 1995-06-15 23:59:59
STREX: Storm Transfer and Response Experiment
The main objectives of project Storm Transfer and Response Experiment (STREX) were to determine the physical process of the boundary layers of the atmosphere and ocean in mid-latitude storms and the interactions of the two boundary layers as well as...
1980-11-15 00:00:00 1980-12-14 23:59:59
SummerMONEX: Summer Monsoon Experiment
The Monsoon Experiment (MONEX) was the core of the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) Monsoon subprogram, which was a major international effort to achieve a better understanding of the planetary monsoon circulation, the major seasonal...
1979-06-04 00:00:00 1979-07-25 23:59:59
SWEX: Sundowner Winds Experiment
Downslope windstorms at the lee of the Santa Ynez Mountains (SYM) in Santa Barbara County are one of the most significant fire weather hazards affecting populated areas. These gusty winds known as Sundowner winds, peak from early evening to mid-morning...
2020-02-19 00:00:00 2020-05-15 23:59:59
T-28: SDSMT T-28 Aircraft
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) armored T-28 aircraft was operated under cooperative agreements between SDSMT and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Lower Atmospheric Observing Facility program. The T-28 supported over 20...
1989-05-01 00:00:00 2003-08-31 23:59:00
T-PARC: THORPEX Pacific Asian Regional Campaign (T-PARC)
The THORPEX (THe Observing Research and Predictability EXperiment) Pacific Asian Regional Campaign (T-PARC) is a multi-national field campaign that addresses the shorter-range dynamics and forecast skill associated with high-impact weather events of...
2008-08-01 00:00:00 2008-10-07 23:59:00
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
TAMEX: The Taiwan Area Mesoscale Experiment
The Taiwan Area Mesoscale Experiment (TAMEX) was a cooperative research program between scientists of the Republic of China and the United States to understand the mesoscale dynamics and microphysical processes responsible for heavy precipitation that...
1987-05-01 00:00:00 1987-06-29 23:59:59
TBLMTN98: Table Mountain Experiment, 1998
The table Mountain Experiment 1998 (TBLMTN98) ran from 19 Nov to mid Dec, 1998. A single flux-PAM station was deployed near the middle of Table Mountain (north of Boulder, not in Golden) to support NCAR/NOAA lidar development. Momentum, sensible, and...
1998-11-18 00:00:00 1999-01-31 23:59:59
TC4: Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling
The Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) mission was a NASA field campaign aimed at investigating the structure, properties and processes in the tropical Eastern Pacific. The goal of the project is to better understand the chemical,...
2007-06-28 00:00:00 2007-08-08 23:59:59
TCAD: Turbulence Characterization and Detection
The Turbulence Characterization and Detection (TCAD) field program was conducted near Greeley, Colorado during June 1999. Participating agencies included the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), the National Center for Atmospheric...
1999-06-02 00:00:00 1999-06-25 23:59:59
TCI: Tropical Cyclone Intensity Experiment
The goal of the Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) initiative is to improve the prediction of tropical cyclone (TC) intensity and structure change. The specific focus is an improved understanding of TC upper-level outflow layer processes and dynamics....
2015-06-01 00:00:00 2017-12-31 23:59:59
TCM90: Tropical Cyclone Motion
The Tropical Cyclone Motion (TCM-90) Research Initiative, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), was a project dedicated to understanding tropical cyclone motion and improving forecast accuracy. The TCM-90 was conducted with several...
1990-08-01 00:00:00 1990-08-20 23:59:59
TDWR: Terminal Doppler Weather Radar
The Terminal Doppler Weather Radar development project objective was to make time-specific 0 - 3 hour forcasts of convective weather within 10 km of Denver's Stapleton International Airport.
1988-07-01 00:00:00 1991-08-30 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
TexasHIPLEX: Texas High Plains Experiment
The 1980 cloud seeding campaign of the Texas High Plains Experiment (HIPLEX) was conducted in West Texas during the spring/summer of 1980. Texas HIPLEX was managed by the Texas Department of Water Resources under a cooperative agreement with the U.S....
1980-05-15 00:00:00 1980-07-15 23:59:59
TEXMEX: Tropical Cyclone Initiation Experiment
The Tropical Cyclone Initiation experiment (TEXMEX) was conducted during the summer of 1991 of the west coast of Mexico. The main goal of TEXMEX was to test the hypothesis that the elevation of theta-e in the middle troposphere just above the near...
1991-07-04 20:16:54 1991-08-08 02:59:06
TGP: Trace Gas Profiles
Trace gas profiles was a study to investigate the influence of convective clouds and thunderstorms on the distribution of tropospheric trace gases including N0X, CO and 03 and on the distribution of solar UV radiation.
1984-09-13 15:38:00 1984-09-27 13:49:41
TGP-II: Trace Gas Profiles - II
Trace Gas II is a continued study of the influence of convective clouds and thunderstorms on the distribution of tropospheric trace gases including N0X, CO and O3 and on the distribution of solar UV radiation. The aircraft measurements were the primary...
1985-06-03 12:10:00 1985-06-27 17:29:00
TGP-III: Trace Gas Profiles III
This project was a continued study of the influence of convective clouds and thunder storms on the distribution of tropospheric trace gases including N0X CO and O3 and on the distribution of solar UV radiation. The aircraft measurements were the...
1986-05-14 11:56:00 1986-05-23 12:31:50
TIMREX: Terrain-influenced Monsoon Rainfall Experiment
Taiwan and United States conducted a joint field experiment during the period of May 15 to June 30, 2008 at the western plain and mountain slope region of southern Taiwan. It was called the Southwest Monsoon Experiment/Terrain-influenced Monsoon...
2008-04-30 00:00:00 2008-06-30 23:59:59
TINT: T-28 Instrument Test 1998
During the T-28 Instrument Test 1998 (TINT), the armored T-28 deployed to Ft. Collins-Loveland Airport (FNL), for two weeks in June 1998 for flight tests of new and refurbished research equipment. New equipment included a Science Engineering Associates...
1998-06-22 00:00:00 1998-06-22 23:59:59
TOCS/JAMSTEC: Tropical Ocean Climate Study/Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, South Pacific
On April 1, 2004, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) was inaugurated as one of the independent administrative institutions upon re-organized from its former organization, Japan Marine Science and Technology Center. JAMSTEC...
1997-01-26 00:00:00 1997-03-10 23:59:59
TOGA_COARE: TOGA Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment
The Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) has as its goal an improved understanding of the role of the western Pacific Ocean warm water pool in the mean and transient state of the tropical ocean...
1992-11-01 00:00:00 1993-02-28 23:59:59
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
TORERO: Tropical Ocean tRoposphere Exchange of Reactive halogen species and Oxygenated VOC
The scientific objective of the TORERO project is to study the release and transport of halogenated gases and oxidized VOCs in the Eastern Tropical Pacific during the season of the high biologic productivity. The project timeframe is coincident with a...
2012-01-15 00:00:00 2012-02-26 23:59:59
TORUS_2019: Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells 2019
TORUS (Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells) is a nomadic field campaign during the spring storm seasons (May and June) of 2019 and 2010 over a domain covering much of the central United Stats where there exists significant point...
2019-04-28 00:00:00 2019-06-26 23:59:59
TRACI: TRiple AirCraft Intercomparison
A Triple-Aircraft Intercomparison (TRACI) was flown in July and October of 1985. Both the B200T, King Air and the L-188 Electra aircrafts were flown using fixed vanes, while the Sabreliner, Model 60 was flown using a nose radome. Information obtained...
1985-07-02 00:00:00 1985-10-15 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
TRMM-LBA: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, Large-scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
TRMM-LBA was carried out in Amazonia from 1 November 1998 to 28 February 1999. The experiment was a major component of the NASA TRMM ground validation program and focused on the dynamical, microphysical, electrical and diabatic heating characteristics...
1998-11-01 00:00:00 1999-02-28 23:59:59
TTT: Transition to a Thunderstorm
This project was directed by William Winn (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, NMIMT) to study thunderstorm development over the Langmuir Laboratory in the Magdalena Mountains in New Mexico. The primary objective was to study the processes...
1987-08-07 15:57:21 1987-08-28 20:35:00
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
Upslope: Climatology of Upslope Stratocumulus
For the Climatology of Upslope Stratocumulus (Upslope) experiment, Drs. Helmut Weickmann and Herbert Riehl utilized a QueenAir, B-80 aircraft to study the feasibility of seeding high plains upslope stratocumulus cloud systems for precipitation...
1979-11-03 00:00:00 1979-12-28 23:59:59
VALI: VALI: Cloud Oxidation Experiment
The In Cloud Oxidation Experiment has made use of a single PAM station from November 1987 through September 09 1989  to support field measurements for the study of in-cloud sulphur dioxide oxidation. The station, located on Elk Mountain approximately 8...
1987-11-08 00:00:00 1989-09-09 23:59:59
VALI87: VALI87: Cloud Oxidation Experiment
A single PAM station provided data through the 1987 period of interest during the Cloud Oxidation Experiment. The station, located on Elk Mountain approximately 80 miles north-west of Laramie, has been used to thermodynamically estimate the cloud base...
1987-11-08 00:00:00 1987-12-31 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
VERTEX: Vertical Enhanced Mixing Experiment
VERTEX is a University of Delaware research project led by Cristina Archer to study the effect of the wake of a wind turbine on the atmosphere-surface exchange of momentum, sensible heat and water vapor.
2016-08-15 00:00:00 2016-11-04 23:59:59
VIMHEX-II: Venezuela International Meteorological and Hydrological Experiment II
The second Venezuela International Meteorological and Hydrological Experiment (VIMHEX-II) was conducted from May to early September, 1972. Headquarters were located at Carrizal (9 deg 22.8’ N and 65 deg 55.0’ W), and at Maracay (10 deg 15.0’ N and 67...
1972-05-22 00:00:00 1972-09-06 23:59:59
VINN: VINN
VINN project collected PAM data from 28 PAM stations from 19790715 to 19790829.
1979-07-15 00:00:00 1979-08-29 23:59:59
VOCALS: VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study
VOCALS is an international program that is part of the CLIVAR VAMOS (Variability of the American MOnsoonS) program. The scientific issues underlying VOCALS can be broken into four interconnected categories: atmospheric, oceanic, and coupled model...
2008-10-01 00:00:00 2008-11-30 23:59:00
VORTEX: Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 94
VORTEX was held in the central and southern Plains of the US during the spring season of 1994. It was designed to address current research questions relating to tornadogenesis and tornado dynamics. Also see VORTEX-95 for information of the 1995 VORTEX...
1994-04-01 00:00:00 1994-06-15 23:59:59
VORTEX-95: Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 95
VORTEX-95 was held in the central and southern Plains of the US during April 1 - June 15, 1995. It was designed to address current research questions relating to tornadogenesis and tornado dynamics. The objectives of VORTEX were stated in terms of...
1995-04-01 00:00:00 1995-06-15 23:59:59
VORTEX-SE_2016: Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE) 2016 Field Campaign
The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment Southeast (VORTEX-SE) Is a research program designed to understand how environmental factors characteristic of the southeastern United States affect the formation, intensity, structure...
2016-03-01 00:00:00 2016-05-05 23:59:59
VORTEX-SE_2017: Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE) 2017 Field Campaign
The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment Southeast (VORTEX-SE) Is a research program designed to understand how environmental factors characteristic of the southeastern United States affect the formation, intensity, structure...
2017-03-01 00:00:00 2017-05-08 23:59:59
VORTEX-SE_2018: The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment Southeast (VORTEX-SE) 2018 Field campaign
The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment Southeast (VORTEX-SE) Is a research program designed to understand how environmental factors characteristic of the southeastern United States affect the formation, intensity, structure...
2018-03-01 00:00:00 2018-04-15 23:59:59
VORTEX2: Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2
The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX) is a multi-agency field program to investigate (i) tornadogenesis, maintenance, and demise, (ii) tornado near-ground wind field, (iii) relationships among tornadoes, their...
2009-05-10 00:00:00 2010-06-15 23:59:00
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
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
WAMO: Western Atmospheric Mercury Observations
WAMO is a pilot project exploring an important phenomenon of the mercury cycle in the atmosphere. The project tests the ability of research instrumentation to measure reactive and non-reactive mercury species and to relate these measurements to the...
2010-10-14 00:00:00 2010-12-21 23:59:00
Wave: Convective Waves over Ocean (Wave)
This project was a continuation of earlier efforts to study convection waves using multiple-aircraft observations. The multi-aircraft investigation took advantage of the availability of the Lidar equipped NASA Electra which was capable of remotely...
1990-01-26 00:00:00 1990-02-18 23:59:00
WE-CAN: Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol, Absorption and Nitrogen
WE-CAN (Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol, Absorption and Nitrogen) seeks to understand the chemistry in western wildfire smoke has major ramifications for air quality, nutrient cycles, weather and climate. This project will...
2018-06-15 00:00:00 2018-09-25 23:59:59
WE-CAN_2017: WE-CAN Dry Run
This is the dry run project that occured in 2017, one year ahead of the actual field campaign.
2017-09-07 00:00:00 2017-09-29 23:59:59
WiFE-Test: Wild Fires Experiment - Test
The WiFE test program was conducted on the C-130 during six weeks in September and October of 1998 (spanning FY98/99). The program was intended to access the viability of various remote sensing devices in the study of wildfire behavior in complex...
1998-09-01 00:00:00 1998-10-15 23:59:59
WINTER: Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emission, and Reactivity
WINTER is an atmospheric chemistry campaign that focuses on wintertime emissions and chemical processes in the Northeastern US. The project has three goals: (1) to characterize the chemical transformations of wintertime emissions with an equal focus on...
2015-02-01 00:00:00 2015-03-15 23:59:59