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Altus Cumulus Electrification Study

Global Water & Energy Cycle, Weather

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Deployment
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Collection Periods
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Data Products

The Campaign

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


Florida Everglades

boreal summer, warm


N: 26°N

S: 23°N

W: 83°W

E: 80°W

Additional Notes

LIGHTNING
STORMS
STORM ELECTRIC BUDGET
CLOUD PROPERTIES
CONVECTIVE CLOUDS/SYSTEMS
ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
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    3 CDCPs

    coastal geography, tropical geography

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INSTRUMENTS
ALTUS II
ALTUS II
ALTUS II
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NASA

UAV Science Demonstration, TRMM

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Richard Blakeslee

Dennis Buechler

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