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Convective Processes Experiment

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The Campaign

The Convective Processes Experiment (CPEX) was a NASA-funded campaign under the Atmospheric Dynamics Program. The campaign was designed to focus on a number of objectives, including improving scientists’ understanding of various convective processes, as well as aiding in the improvement of model simulations of those processes over oceans. CPEX had one deployment over the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Oceanic region during May and June of 2017. The platform utilized for data collection during the campaign was NASA’s DC-8 aircraft. It housed a range of instruments including the Second Generation Precipitation Radar (APR-2), the Doppler Aerosol WiNd Lidar (DAWN), and the Microwave, Temperature and Humidity Profiler (MTHP), which were used to provide dual-frequency radar imagery and produce numerous profiles of moisture, temperature, and wind throughout the convective life cycle. By doing so, scientists were able to obtain a better picture of storm evolution in convective environments, which will hopefully enable forecasters to produce more accurate forecasts and timely weather warnings in the future.

2017-05-25 — 2017-06-25


North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Oceanic region

boreal summer


N: 29°N

S: 16°N

W: 97°W

E: 69°W

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CONVECTION
CLOUD DYNAMICS
COLD POOLS
DOWNDRAFTS
WIND
TEMPERATURE
MOISTURE
RAIN
HUMIDITY
BOUNDARY LAYER
MESOSCALE CONVECTIVE SYSTEMS
TROPICAL CYCLONES
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Ramesh Kakar

Ed Zipser

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