ACES ELECTRIC FIELD MILL V1Entry ID: aces1efm
Abstract: The ALTUS Cloud Electrification Study (ACES) was based at the Naval Air Facility Key West in Florida. ACES researchers in August 2002 conducted overflights of thunderstorms over the southwestern corner of Florida. For the first time in NASA research an uninhabited aerial vehicle (UAV) named ALTUS was used to collect cloud electrification data. Carrying field mills, optical sensors, electric ... field sensors and other instruments, it allowed scientists to collect cloud electrification data for the first time from above the storm from it's birth through dissipation. This experiment allowed scientists to achieve the dual goals of gathering weather data safely, and testing new aircraft technology. This dataset consists of data from the Electric Field Mills which yield information about the atmospheric electrical fields above the instruments.
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Start Date: 2002-07-10Stop Date: 2002-08-30
Temporal Resolution: DAILY
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