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IHOP_2002 project description

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 in understanding when, where, and how storms form and will allow us to better predict actual rainfall amounts associated with these storms.


IHOP_2002 is comprised of four main research components: 1) Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting - use a variety or forecasting models to determine if better humidity measurements will improve the models' ability to forecast rainfall. 2) Convective Initiation - scientists and modelers will assess if humidity measurements mad before storms form can help in forecasting the timing and location of new storms. 3) Atmospheric Boundary Layer - study the relationship between land surface variations and air moisture variations. And 4) Instrumentation - this effort will determine the best combination of humidity measuring instruments to better predict rainfall amounts.

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Temporal coverage

Begin date: 2002-05-13 00:00:00, End date: 2002-06-25 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 33.500000, Minimum longitude: -103.000000
Maximum latitude: 39.000000, Maximum longitude: -95.000000