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Marine_Stratus: Marine Stratus Cloud Tops Experiment

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The objective of this research is the physics of marine stratus clouds which exist over large portions of the ocean adjacent to the Americas. The competing effects of radiative exchange; vertical motion within the clouds and the heat exchange at the sea surface need to be evaluated experimentally. The necessary measurements will be made using a research aircraft (C- 130) from NCAR. In particular, a new (spectral) radiometer will be used, which should help to determine the relative importance of infrared cooling from the cloud tops. (also known as Marine Stratus Clouds; Radiative Effects and Models)

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Begin Date 1994-08-01 00:00:00
End Date 1994-12-14 20:13:00

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Maximum (North) Latitude: 39.95573, Minimum (South) Latitude: 31.17116
Minimum (West) Longitude: -130.6242, Maximum (East) Longitude: -121.6868