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Title: Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E)

Abstract

The Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) will take place in central Oklahoma during the April–May 2011 period. The experiment is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Ground Validation (GV) program. The field campaign leverages the unprecedented observing infrastructure currently available in the central United States, combined with an extensive sounding array, remote sensing and in situ aircraft observations, NASA GPM ground validation remote sensors, and new ARM instrumentation purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The overarching goal is to provide the most complete characterization of convective cloud systems, precipitation, and the environment that has ever been obtained, providing constraints for model cumulus parameterizations and space-based rainfall retrieval algorithms over land that have never before been available.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), Acquisition and Project Management (EM-50)
OSTI Identifier:
1020765
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM/10-004
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-7601830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Jensen, MP, Petersen, WA, Del Genio, AD, Giangrande, SE, Heymsfield, A, Heymsfield, G, Hou, AY, Kollias, P, Orr, B, Rutledge, SA, Schwaller, MR, and Zipser, E. Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E). United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/1020765.
Jensen, MP, Petersen, WA, Del Genio, AD, Giangrande, SE, Heymsfield, A, Heymsfield, G, Hou, AY, Kollias, P, Orr, B, Rutledge, SA, Schwaller, MR, & Zipser, E. Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E). United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1020765
Jensen, MP, Petersen, WA, Del Genio, AD, Giangrande, SE, Heymsfield, A, Heymsfield, G, Hou, AY, Kollias, P, Orr, B, Rutledge, SA, Schwaller, MR, and Zipser, E. Sat . "Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1020765. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1020765.
@article{osti_1020765,
title = {Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E)},
author = {Jensen, MP and Petersen, WA and Del Genio, AD and Giangrande, SE and Heymsfield, A and Heymsfield, G and Hou, AY and Kollias, P and Orr, B and Rutledge, SA and Schwaller, MR and Zipser, E},
abstractNote = {The Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) will take place in central Oklahoma during the April–May 2011 period. The experiment is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Ground Validation (GV) program. The field campaign leverages the unprecedented observing infrastructure currently available in the central United States, combined with an extensive sounding array, remote sensing and in situ aircraft observations, NASA GPM ground validation remote sensors, and new ARM instrumentation purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The overarching goal is to provide the most complete characterization of convective cloud systems, precipitation, and the environment that has ever been obtained, providing constraints for model cumulus parameterizations and space-based rainfall retrieval algorithms over land that have never before been available.},
doi = {10.2172/1020765},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1020765}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {4}
}