CuPIDO project descriptionCumulus 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 shallow to deep orographic cumulus associated with the North American Monsoon (NAM) in southern Arizona. CuPIDO will take place during the July and August, 2006 over the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. The aircraft observations, and airborne radar data, are intended to describe the cloud microphysical and thermodynamic structure of cumuli and the mesoscale environment in which they build and decay.
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Temporal coverageBegin date: 2006-07-01 00:00:00, End date: 2006-08-31 23:59:00
Spatial coverageMinimum latitude: 25.000000, Minimum longitude: -120.000000
Maximum latitude: 35.000000, Maximum longitude: -100.000000