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DYCOMS-II: Dynamics and Chemistry of Marine Stratocumulus Phase II


DYCOMS-II is the name given to a field campaign which collected data for the purposes of testing large-eddy simulations of nocturnal stratocumulus.

The experiment consisted of nine flights out of North Island Naval Air Station (just west of San Diego) between July 7 and July 28, 2001.


The DYCOMS-II field program is designed to collect data to test large-eddy simulations of stratocumulus. The flight strategy has been optimized to provide:

  1. a suite of test cases for subsequent observations;
  2. tests of LES derived entrainment parameterizations.

Secondary objectives of the program include:

  1. to test a recently proposed technique to measure large-scale divergence;
  2. to test our ability to close scalar budgets under ideal situations;
  3. to increase our understanding and of the statistical signature of the diurnal cycle in marine stratocumulus.

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GCMD Name D - F > DYCOMS-II > Dynamics and Chemistry of Marine Stratocumulus Phase II > 59f6c3b1-ad45-4ab6-bd93-93a0d9790dcf
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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 2001-07-07 00:00:00
End Date 2001-07-28 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 37.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 26.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -127.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -115.00