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PLOWS project description

Profiling of Winter Storms


The Profiling of Winter Storms (PLOWS) field program is focused on obtaining a greater understanding of the mesoscale structure and dynamics of cyclonic weather systems and the improvement of 0-48 hr cool season quantitative precipitation forecasts. Variability in the location, type, and intensity of precipitation is often determined by precipitation banding and/or embedded convection, particularly in the northwest and warm frontal quadrant in cyclones where frontal structures and associated frontal circulations are modified by deformation flow. The field campaign is comprised of two field seasons. The first took place from 7 February to 31 March 2009 (PLOWS 2008-2009) and the second is planned to occur during the 2009-2010 winter season (PLOWS 2009-2010).

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Temporal coverage

Begin date: 2009-02-07 00:00:00, End date: 2010-03-01 23:59:00

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 35.000000, Minimum longitude: -97.000000
Maximum latitude: 47.000000, Maximum longitude: -85.000000