TOGA COARE Summaries Prepared by the Mesoscale Group, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WashingtonEntry ID: UWA_TOGA
Abstract: The Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response
Experiment (TOGA COARE) was a large international field experiment conducted in
1992-1993 to study the atmospheric and oceanic processes over the region of the
western Pacific known as the "warm pool". This is the region of warm ocean and
atmospheric clouds and precipitation that is linked to the El Nino ... climate
variation. For further information on TOGA COARE refer to the article by P. J.
Webster and R. LuKas in The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
(Volume 73, pages 1377-1416, 1992).
The Mesoscale Group at the University of Washington, under Professor Robert
Houze, played a major role in this experiment. In particular, they participated
in aircraft flights in which radars were used to investigate the precipitating
clouds, and they have studied the satellite data of the cloud patterns. This
web site contains an extensive atlas showing the flight tracks of the aircraft,
the radar echo pattern, and the satellite imagery obtained in TOGA COARE. These
summaries serve as a "road map" through the project and thus provide a simple
way to help orient any user of TOGA COARE data to the experiment. The atlas is
divided into two parts. The Aircraft Summaries show all the flight paths
superimposed on the satellite and aircraft images. The Satellite Summary gives
a comprehensive summary of the satellite data for the whole period of TOGA
COARE in relation to the large-scale wind field.
[Summary Extracted from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of
Washington home page]
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mesoscale Group, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Dataset Title: TOGA COARE SummariesOnline Resource: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/togacoare/summaries.html
Start Date: 1992-11-01Stop Date: 1993-02-23
Start Date: 1992-10-01Stop Date: 1993-02-28
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 Degree
Temporal Resolution: Daily
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DIF Creation Date: 2001-08-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-07