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EPIC: Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate


EPIC-2001 field campaign is part of the CLIVAR/PACS multinational cooperative experiment sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in collaboration with CONACyT (Mexico) and INAMHI (Ecuador).


The scientific objectives of EPIC are to observe and understand the ocean-atmosphere processes responsible for the structure and evolution of the large-scale atmospheric heating gradients in the equatorial and northeastern pacific portions of the cold-tongue/ITCZ complex and to observe and understand the dynamical, radiative, and microphysical properties of the extensive boundary layer cloud decks in the southeasterly tradewind and cross-equatorial flow regime and their interactions with the ocean below. The EPIC cruise was divided into two legs (i.e., cruise track for Leg 1, cruise track for Leg 2).

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GCMD Name D - F > EPIC > Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate > 205df2ad-cbc2-46a7-941b-d1b49a1c85fe
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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 2001-09-01 00:00:00
End Date 2001-10-15 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Maximum (North) Latitude: 20.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -20.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -120.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -90.00