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HIWC_2022: Preliminary Cloud Particle Probe Microphysics


This dataset consists of preliminary data collected from two wing-mounted instruments installed on the NASA DC-8 aircraft: the DMT Precipitation Imaging Probe (PIP), and the SPEC Two-Dimensional Stereo probe (2D-S). A final dataset will be provided in 2023 which will replace this dataset.
Data were collected during the High Ice Water Content (HIWC) field campaign from July 5-30, 2022, based out of Jacksonville, Florida. Eleven research flights were conducted over the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea, primarily focusing on areas of high ice water content at typical jet aircraft cruise altitudes. Additionally, most flights included a series of
low-level flight legs to measure aerosol and microphysical profiles of oceanic towering cumulus clouds.

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Data Quality preliminary
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Spatial Type multiple
Frequency 5 second
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2022-07-05 00:00:00
End datetime 2022-07-30 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 45.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 15.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -100.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -62.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Bansemer, A., Ratvasky, T. 2022. HIWC_2022: Preliminary Cloud Particle Probe Microphysics. Version 1.0 [PRELIMINARY]. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 01 Jun 2023.

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