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CINDE project description

Convective Initiation Downburst Experiment


The Convection Initiation and Downburst Experiment (CINDE) was conducted in the Denver, Colorado area from 22 June to 7 August 1987 to study processes leading to the formation of deep convection and the physics of downbursts. A total of 6 Doppler radars, 87 mesonet stations. 3 research aircraft, 8 sounding systems and numerous photographic facilities were deployed within an 85 km x 85 km area. A comprehensive data set was obtained including measurements of convergence lines, downbursts, and tornadoes that occurred on 35, 22, and 11 days, respectively.

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Temporal coverage

Begin date: 1987-06-22 15:06:00, End date: 1987-07-28 18:14:00

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 39.168000, Minimum longitude: -105.301000
Maximum latitude: 40.673000, Maximum longitude: -104.054000