The 1997 Pan American Climate Studies Tropical Eastern Pacific Process Study. Part II: Stratocumulus Region

The 1997 Pan American Climate Studies Tropical Eastern Pacific Process Study. Part II:... An ad hoc experiment in the marine stratocumulus region to the west of Mexico was conducted from 29 August to 6 September 1997 as part of the Pan American Climate Studies Tropical Eastern Pacific Process Study cruise on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Ronald H. Brown after a medical emergency cut short the planned time in the eastern Pacific ITCZ. The joint variation of cloud structure, drizzle, and tropospheric stratification was documented by a combination of three hourly upper air soundings, scanning C-band radar, hourly cloud photography, and visual observation. The sensitive C-band Doppler radar mounted on the ship was able to obtain observations of drizzle cells with regions of greater than 10 dBZ of 23-km scale in the horizontal and peak reflectivities of greater than 25 dBZ. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

The 1997 Pan American Climate Studies Tropical Eastern Pacific Process Study. Part II: Stratocumulus Region

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477(2000)081<0483:TPACST>2.3.CO;2
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Abstract

An ad hoc experiment in the marine stratocumulus region to the west of Mexico was conducted from 29 August to 6 September 1997 as part of the Pan American Climate Studies Tropical Eastern Pacific Process Study cruise on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Ronald H. Brown after a medical emergency cut short the planned time in the eastern Pacific ITCZ. The joint variation of cloud structure, drizzle, and tropospheric stratification was documented by a combination of three hourly upper air soundings, scanning C-band radar, hourly cloud photography, and visual observation. The sensitive C-band Doppler radar mounted on the ship was able to obtain observations of drizzle cells with regions of greater than 10 dBZ of 23-km scale in the horizontal and peak reflectivities of greater than 25 dBZ.

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Mar 11, 2000

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