TExas and FLorida UNderflights

Weather

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Deployments
47
Collection Periods
0
Data Products

The Campaign

The TExas and FLorida UNderflights Experiment (TEFLUN) was a NASA led project that provided ground validation measurements for the Tropical Rain Measuring Mission (TRMM). TEFLUN had 2 deployments, which are often referred to as TEFLUN-A and TEFLUN-B. TEFLUN-A occurred in April and May of 1998 near and along areas of the Texas coast. NASA’s ER-2 and SPEC Inc.’s Learjet collected airborne measurements while ground instrumentation provided ground truth measurements for validation purposes. TEFLUN-B took place in August and September of the same year in areas near and along the Florida coast. A similar sampling strategy was employed with NASA’s ER-2, DC-8, and the University of North Dakota’s Citation aircraft providing airborne measurements along with ground instrumentation providing measurements for ground truth validation. TEFLUN-B was also conducted in close coordination with NASA’s CAMEX-3 project.

1998-04-01 — 1998-09-30


Texas, Florida

boreal fall, boreal spring, boreal summer


N: 32°N

S: 26°N

W: 99°W

E: 92°W

Additional Notes

TEFLUN consisted of two parts, TEFLUN-A and TEFLUN-B. Since TEFLUN-B coordinated closely with CAMEX-3, they shared some instruments.

METEOROLOGY
ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY
CLOUD PROPERTIES
SATELLITE VALIDATION
PRECIPITATION
CONVECTIVE SYSTEMS
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  • TEFLUN-A (TEFLUN_dep_1998a)

    4 CDCPs

    coastal geography, continental geography

  • TEFLUN-B (TEFLUN_dep_1998b)

    5 CDCPs

    coastal geography, continental geography

  1. 1998-05-15

  2. 1998-09-30

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Ramesh Kakar

Gerry Heymsfield, Ed Zipser

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