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NDTE: North Dakota Tracer Experiment


The North Dakota Tracer Experiment (NDTE) was a multi-agency cooperative research program designed to examine thunderstorm and hailstorm characteristics and evolution, with emphasis on the transport of tracers within the studied storms, and the development of precipitation and hail.

The nucleus of the NDTE was also funded by NOAA and the State of North Dakota through the Federal-State Cooperative Program in Atmospheric Modification Research (NOAA/AMP), with supplemental investigations funded by the National Science Foundation.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.

Another Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program allowed students to be involved in the data collection, which included three instrumented aircraft, two Doppler weather radars, a mobile atmospheric sounding system, and numerous other more conventional weather sensors.

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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