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NDTE: North Dakota Thunderstorm Experiment


The North Dakota Thunderstorm Project (NDTP) was a multi-agency cooperative research program designed to examine a number of facets of thunderstorm characteristics and evolution, including transport and dispersion, entrainment, cloud-ice initiation, storm structure, atmospheric chemistry, and electrification.

The NDTP was funded by NOAA and the State of North Dakota through the Federal-State Cooperative Program in Atmospheric Modification Research (NOAA/AMP). Additional investigations were funded by the National Science Foundation, including a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program which allowed students to be involved in the data collection effort.

Data were collected using six instrumented aircraft, three Doppler weather radars, two atmospheric sounding systems, a Doppler acoustic sounder, and numerous other more conventional weather sensors.

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Datasets from this project

Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1993-06-21 00:00:00
End Date 1993-07-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 45.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 43.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -103.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -100.00