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T-28: SDSMT T-28 Aircraft


The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) armored T-28 aircraft was operated under cooperative agreements between SDSMT and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Lower Atmospheric Observing Facility program. The T-28 supported over 20 field programs, mainly under NSF sponsorship, but also included field programs sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The scientific motivation for the T-28 aircraft was to better understand the microphysical and dynamical processes governing the development and growth of hail in thunderstorms. The field programs that the T-28 supported were concerned with development of rain and hail, atmospheric electricity, remote detection of convective turbulence, transport and dispersion of cloud seeding material within storms, effects of cloud seeding on storm microphysical evolution, and verification of polarimetric radar hydrometeor signatures.

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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1989-05-01 00:00:00
End Date 2003-08-31 23:59:00

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Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -90.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00