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Title: The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX)

Abstract

the Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX) took place during the 2015-2016 fall-winter season in the vicinity of the mountainous Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. The goals of OLYMPEX were to provide physical and hydrologic ground validation for the U.S./Japan Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission and, more specifically, to study how precipitation in Pacific frontal systems is modified by passage over coastal mountains. Four transportable scanning dual-polarization Doppler radars of various wavelengths were installed. Surface stations were placed at various altitudes to measure precipitation rates, particle size distributions, and fall velocities. Autonomous recording cameras monitored and recorded snow accumulation. Four research aircraft supplied by NASA investigated precipitation processes and snow cover, and supplemental rawinsondes and dropsondes were deployed during precipitation events. Numerous Pacific frontal systems were sampled, including several reaching "atmospheric river" status, warm and cold frontal systems, and postfrontal convection

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10];  [11];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [12];  [13]
  1. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington
  2. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  3. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama
  4. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
  5. Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, Washington
  6. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  7. Environment and Climate Change Canada, King City, Ontario, Canada
  8. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
  9. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  10. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  11. University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  12. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
  13. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1411901
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-130387
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-0007; KP1703010
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Houze, Robert A., McMurdie, Lynn A., Petersen, Walter A., Schwaller, Mathew R., Baccus, William, Lundquist, Jessica D., Mass, Clifford F., Nijssen, Bart, Rutledge, Steven A., Hudak, David R., Tanelli, Simone, Mace, Gerald G., Poellot, Michael R., Lettenmaier, Dennis P., Zagrodnik, Joseph P., Rowe, Angela K., DeHart, Jennifer C., Madaus, Luke E., and Barnes, Hannah C. The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX). United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0182.1.
Houze, Robert A., McMurdie, Lynn A., Petersen, Walter A., Schwaller, Mathew R., Baccus, William, Lundquist, Jessica D., Mass, Clifford F., Nijssen, Bart, Rutledge, Steven A., Hudak, David R., Tanelli, Simone, Mace, Gerald G., Poellot, Michael R., Lettenmaier, Dennis P., Zagrodnik, Joseph P., Rowe, Angela K., DeHart, Jennifer C., Madaus, Luke E., & Barnes, Hannah C. The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX). United States. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0182.1.
Houze, Robert A., McMurdie, Lynn A., Petersen, Walter A., Schwaller, Mathew R., Baccus, William, Lundquist, Jessica D., Mass, Clifford F., Nijssen, Bart, Rutledge, Steven A., Hudak, David R., Tanelli, Simone, Mace, Gerald G., Poellot, Michael R., Lettenmaier, Dennis P., Zagrodnik, Joseph P., Rowe, Angela K., DeHart, Jennifer C., Madaus, Luke E., and Barnes, Hannah C. Sun . "The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX)". United States. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0182.1.
@article{osti_1411901,
title = {The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX)},
author = {Houze, Robert A. and McMurdie, Lynn A. and Petersen, Walter A. and Schwaller, Mathew R. and Baccus, William and Lundquist, Jessica D. and Mass, Clifford F. and Nijssen, Bart and Rutledge, Steven A. and Hudak, David R. and Tanelli, Simone and Mace, Gerald G. and Poellot, Michael R. and Lettenmaier, Dennis P. and Zagrodnik, Joseph P. and Rowe, Angela K. and DeHart, Jennifer C. and Madaus, Luke E. and Barnes, Hannah C.},
abstractNote = {the Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX) took place during the 2015-2016 fall-winter season in the vicinity of the mountainous Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. The goals of OLYMPEX were to provide physical and hydrologic ground validation for the U.S./Japan Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission and, more specifically, to study how precipitation in Pacific frontal systems is modified by passage over coastal mountains. Four transportable scanning dual-polarization Doppler radars of various wavelengths were installed. Surface stations were placed at various altitudes to measure precipitation rates, particle size distributions, and fall velocities. Autonomous recording cameras monitored and recorded snow accumulation. Four research aircraft supplied by NASA investigated precipitation processes and snow cover, and supplemental rawinsondes and dropsondes were deployed during precipitation events. Numerous Pacific frontal systems were sampled, including several reaching "atmospheric river" status, warm and cold frontal systems, and postfrontal convection},
doi = {10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0182.1},
journal = {Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
number = 10,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}