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THERMEX: Thermal Wave Experiment

Summary

The Thermal Wave Experiment (THERMEX), conducted in May and early June 1998, used a a unique high-performance motorglider to collect data above Boulder, CO.  The German motorglider used in THERMEX was a Stemme S-10VT turbo with a variable propeller.  The goal THERMEX was to investigate the fine structure of convective waves in relation to an underlying field of small cumulus clouds.  A better understanding of thermal waves could lead to improvements in the forecasting ability of computer models.

More metadata is neede for the THERMEX project. Please contact cbsnyder AT ucar DOT edu if you can provide more accurate information than is present in this dataset.

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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1998-05-01 00:00:00
End Date 1998-06-15 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 40.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 39.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -106.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -105.00