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ESCAPE: Experiment of Sea Breeze Convection, Aerosols, Precipitation, and Environment


Convective clouds play an important role in the Earth’s climate system as a driver of large-scale circulations and a primary mechanism for the transport of heat, moisture, aerosols, and momentum throughout the troposphere. Despite their climatic importance, multi-scale models continue to have persistent biases produced by an inadequate representation of convective clouds. To increase our understanding of convective cloud lifecycles and aerosol-convection interactions, we propose a field experiment in the Houston area that will use high-definition radar-based observations and the NSF/NCAR C-130 to track the lifecycle of a large number of convective cells.

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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 2022-05-10 00:00:00
End Date 2022-07-10 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 35.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 25.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -100.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -90.00