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Title: ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds (jensen-sonde)

Abstract

A major component of the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign was the deployment of an enhanced radiosonde array designed to capture the vertical profile of atmospheric state variables (pressure, temperature, humidity wind speed and wind direction) for the purpose of deriving the large-scale forcing for use in modeling studies. The radiosonde array included six sites (enhanced Central Facility [CF-1] plus five new sites) launching radiosondes at 3-6 hour sampling intervals. The network will cover an area of approximately (300)2 km2 with five outer sounding launch sites and one central launch location. The five outer sounding launch sites are: S01 Pratt, KS [ 37.7oN, 98.75oW]; S02 Chanute, KS [37.674, 95.488]; S03 Vici, Oklahoma [36.071, -99.204]; S04 Morris, Oklahoma [35.687, -95.856]; and S05 Purcell, Oklahoma [34.985, -97.522]. Soundings from the SGP Central Facility during MC3E can be retrieved from the regular ARM archive. During routine MC3E operations 4 radiosondes were launched from each of these sites (approx. 0130, 0730, 1330 and 1930 UTC). On days that were forecast to be convective up to four additional launches were launched at each site (approx. 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230 UTC). There were a total of approximately 14 of these high frequency launchmore » days over the course of the experiment.« less

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DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences
Keywords:
ARM; MC3E; jensen-sonde
OSTI Identifier:
1073034
DOI:
10.5439/1073034

Citation Formats

Jensen, Mike, Comstock, Jennifer, Genio, Anthony Del, Giangrande, Scott, and Kollias, Pavlos. ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds (jensen-sonde). United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.5439/1073034.
Jensen, Mike, Comstock, Jennifer, Genio, Anthony Del, Giangrande, Scott, & Kollias, Pavlos. ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds (jensen-sonde). United States. doi:10.5439/1073034.
Jensen, Mike, Comstock, Jennifer, Genio, Anthony Del, Giangrande, Scott, and Kollias, Pavlos. 2012. "ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds (jensen-sonde)". United States. doi:10.5439/1073034. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1073034. Pub date:Thu Jan 19 00:00:00 EST 2012
@article{osti_1073034,
title = {ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds (jensen-sonde)},
author = {Jensen, Mike and Comstock, Jennifer and Genio, Anthony Del and Giangrande, Scott and Kollias, Pavlos},
abstractNote = {A major component of the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign was the deployment of an enhanced radiosonde array designed to capture the vertical profile of atmospheric state variables (pressure, temperature, humidity wind speed and wind direction) for the purpose of deriving the large-scale forcing for use in modeling studies. The radiosonde array included six sites (enhanced Central Facility [CF-1] plus five new sites) launching radiosondes at 3-6 hour sampling intervals. The network will cover an area of approximately (300)2 km2 with five outer sounding launch sites and one central launch location. The five outer sounding launch sites are: S01 Pratt, KS [ 37.7oN, 98.75oW]; S02 Chanute, KS [37.674, 95.488]; S03 Vici, Oklahoma [36.071, -99.204]; S04 Morris, Oklahoma [35.687, -95.856]; and S05 Purcell, Oklahoma [34.985, -97.522]. Soundings from the SGP Central Facility during MC3E can be retrieved from the regular ARM archive. During routine MC3E operations 4 radiosondes were launched from each of these sites (approx. 0130, 0730, 1330 and 1930 UTC). On days that were forecast to be convective up to four additional launches were launched at each site (approx. 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230 UTC). There were a total of approximately 14 of these high frequency launch days over the course of the experiment.},
doi = {10.5439/1073034},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {1}
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