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

Summary

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

Maximum (North) Latitude: 40.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -10.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -90.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -40.00