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CPSUP: Cloud Physics of Snow and Urban Plumes


The Cloud Physics of Snow and Urban Plumes (CPSUP) project concentrated on the physics and dynamics of winter snowstorms in the Midwest. Dr. Roscoe R. Braham focused on the Lake Michigan area where a number of significant meteorological problems could be addressed. The main investigation included: a) the physics of nucleation and snow growth in winter clouds, b) the dynamics of an important class of mesoscale storms, c) lake-air heat, moisture, and momentum diffusion and transport, d) the application of heat-island concepts to the situation of cold air over the warm lake and e) the regional climatology of CCN, IFNB and Aitken particles through the depth of the mixed layer.

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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1978-11-03 00:00:00
End Date 1978-12-19 23:59:59

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Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 44.183, Minimum (South) Latitude: 41.35
Minimum (West) Longitude: -88.503, Maximum (East) Longitude: -85.11