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CaPE: Convection and Precipitation/Electrification Experiment

Summary

Convective precipitation field experiment conducted in east central Florida.

Objectives:

1. Identify relationships between co-evolving wind, water, and electric fields within convective clouds.
2. Determine the meteorological and electrical conditions in which natural and triggered lightning can/cannot occur.
3. Develop mesoscale numerical forecasts (2-12 hr) of wind, clouds, and thunderstorms, employing data assimilation.
4. Improve techniques for performing short-term forecasts of convective initiation, downbursts, and tornadoes.
5. Characterize precipitation particles and remote estimation of rainfall.

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Additional information

GCMD Name CAPE > Convection and Precipitation/Electrification Experiment
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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1991-07-08 00:00:00
End Date 1991-08-18 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Maximum (North) Latitude: 30.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 27.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -84.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -80.00