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Deep Convective Clouds & Chemistry

Atmospheric Composition, Weather

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Deployment
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Collection Periods
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Data Products

The Campaign

The Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) field campaign focused on the impacts of deep, mid-latitude continental convective clouds, including their dynamical, physical, and lightning processes, on upper-tropospheric composition and chemistry. DC3 had a single deployment over the majority of the continental US, with operations over Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Alabama, during May and June of 2012. Three airborne platforms collected in situ and remote sensing observations that included: specific gas and chemical concentrations, cloud and precipitation particle microphysical properties, and temperature and water vapor content profiles. Ground-based observation sites included scanning radars and launched balloons. DC3 was funded through NASA’s Tropospheric Composition Program.

2012-05-18 — 2012-06-30


Northeastern Colorado, West Texas to Central Oklahoma, Northern Alabama

boreal spring, boreal summer, warm


N: 43°N

S: 24°N

W: 107°W

E: 84°W

Additional Notes

CONVECTION
LIGHTNING
UPPER TROPOSPHERE COMPOSITION
UPPER TROPOSPHERE CHEMISTRY
CONVECTIVE CLOUDS
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
CONVECTIVE STORMS
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
DEEP CONVECTIVE CLOUD SYSTEMS
ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY
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    5 CDCPs

    continental geography, mid-latitude geography

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External Link10.5067/ASDC/SUBORBITAL/DC3_AircraftRemoteSensing_DIAL_DC8_Data_1
External Link10.5067/ASDC/SUBORBITAL/DC3_MetNav_AircraftInSitu_DLR-Falcon_Data_1
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Tropospheric Composition Program

Barry Lefer

Mary Barth

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