Altus Cumulus Electrification Study
Global Water & Energy Cycle, Weather
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The Altus Cumulus Electrification Study (ACES) field campaign focused on validating the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS), observing storm electricity budgets, and evaluating lightning-storm relationships. ACES completed a single deployment over the Florida Everglades in August 2002 with the ALTUS II UAV outfitted with a payload including sensors for electric and magnetic fields and atmospheric conductivity. ACES, the first field effort to use a UAV for lightning research, supported NASA’s TRMM mission and the UAV Science Demonstration program.
2002-08-02 — 2002-08-30
boreal summer, warm
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