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PREDICT project description

Pre-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT)


Prediction and understanding of tropical cyclogenesis remains one of the most challenging aspects of atmospheric science. A multitude of tropical disturbances emerge from the West African coast every year near the Cape Verde islands, but only a few of these develop into tropical depressions, storms, or hurricanes. To further our understanding of these potentially high impact events. The PRE-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT) field experiment will deploy the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream-V aircraft in the Atlantic basin in the heart of hurricane season to explore multi-scale interactions in tropical wave-like disturbances that promote or hinder the development of a tropical depression vortex.

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Temporal coverage

Begin date: 2010-08-15 00:00:00, End date: 2010-09-30 23:59:00

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: -10.000000, Minimum longitude: -90.000000
Maximum latitude: 40.000000, Maximum longitude: -40.000000