TExas and FLorida UNderflights
1998-04-01 1998-05-15 1998-08-01 1998-09-30
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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
boreal fall, boreal spring, boreal summer
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TEFLUN consisted of two parts, TEFLUN-A and TEFLUN-B. Since TEFLUN-B coordinated closely with CAMEX-3, they shared some instruments.
Gerry Heymsfield, Ed Zipser