NAMMA Cloud Microphysics (CAPS-PIP)
Entry ID: namcaps

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Summary
Abstract: The NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (NAMMA) campaign is a field research investigation sponsored by the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This mission was based in the Cape Verde Islands, 350 miles off the coast of Senegal in west Africa. Commencing in August 2006, NASA scientists employed surface observation networks and aircraft to characterize the evolution and structure of African Easterly Waves (AEWs) and Mesoscale Convective Systems over continental western Africa, and their associated impacts on regional water and energy budgets. NASA will also made extensive use of its orbiting satellites (including Aqua, TRMM, and the recently-launched Cloudsat/CALIPSO) and modeling capabilities to improve its forecasts and flight plans.

The Cloud Microphysics dataset consists of particle size distributions from the Clouds, Aerosol and Preciptaition Spectrometer (CAPS) and the Precipitaiton Imaging Probe (PIP). These instruments yield precipitation, hydrometeor and aerosol sizes ranging from 0.55 - 100 microns. Data is in the form of images and ascii tables.

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Description: NAMMA Home Page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.0 S: -5.0  E: 10.0  W: -50.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-08-19
Stop Date: 2006-09-12


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CAPE VERDE
CONTINENT > AFRICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HYDROMETEORS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
NASA DC-8 >NASA Douglas DC-8    [Information]


Instrument
CAPS >Cloud, Aerosol, Precipitation Spectrometer    [Information]
PIP >Precipitation Imaging Probe    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
NAMMA >NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses Campaign    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Access Constraints
none


Use Constraints
none


Keywords
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: namcaps

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHERRY HARRISON
Phone: 256-961-7973
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
Contact Address:
320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 100.56 Mb
Distribution_Format: ASCII
Fees: none


Personnel
ANDREW HEYMSFIELD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303-497-8943
Email: heyms1 at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA


AARON BANSEMER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 303-497-8913
Email: bansemer at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA


SHERRY HARRISON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 256-961-7973
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
Contact Address:
320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-02

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