pooled resources and extensive scope of this massive and one of only three research aircraft in the world project, which probably will never be duplicated. The equipped with Doppler radar. NOAA scientists have Alps form a manageable natural research laboratory used the unique capabilities of the P-3 in previous ex- for the study of wind flow over mountains, and the periments to study severe convective storms that knowledge we gain from this study will be directly sometimes produce tornadoes in the central United applicable to our own mountain meteorological re- States as well as land-falling storms and their interac- search effort in this country," said Jim McFadden, P- tion with steep coastal terrain. The P-3 was used in the 3 program manager and chief scientist with NOAA's wet phase of MAP to study precipitation convection Aircraft Operations Center in Tampa, Florida. "Gain- and storm areas. ing a better understanding of the 'wet' effects will lead Additionally, NOAA scientists, in cooperation with us to improved forecasts of deadly flooding events in researchers from the University of Oklahoma and Prin- the coastal mountains of California, Oregon, and ceton University, directed the use of a portable "Dop- Washington." pler on Wheels" radar unit, known for its close-up The NOAA P-3, best known for penetrating the studies of winds within tornadoes, to provide direct eyes of hurricanes, is a flying meteorological station measurement of precipitation intensity and winds m m BBS Academic Press 525 "B" St., Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: 619-231-0926 Cambridge University Press 40 W. 20 St., New York, NY 10011 Telephone: 800-872-7423 Lewis Publishers/CRC Press 2000 Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431-9868 Mount Washington Observatory P.O. Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860 Telephone: 202-974-5002 Oxford University Press 198 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016 Telephone: 212-726-6000 WIT Press/Computational Mechanics 25 Bridge St., Billerica, MA 01821 Telephone: 978-667-5841 118 Vol. 8 7, No. 7, January 2000
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Published: Jan 1, 2000
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