Camex-4 ER-2 Lightning Instrument Package (LIP)
Entry ID: c4elip

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Summary
Abstract: The Convection And Moisture EXperiment (CAMEX) is a series of field
research investigations sponsored by the Earth Science Enterprise of
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The fourth
field campaign in the CAMEX series (CAMEX-4) ran from 16 August to 25
September, 2001 and was based out of Jacksonville Naval Air Station,
Florida. CAMEX-4 focused on the study of tropical cyclone (hurricane)
development, tracking, intensification, and landfalling impacts using
NASA-funded aircraft and surface remote sensing instrumentation.

The ER-2 Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) allows the vector
components of the electric field (i.e, Ex,Ey, Ez ) to be readily
obtained, and thus, greatly improves our knowledge of the electrical
structure of storms overflown. The field mills measure the components
of the electric field over a wide dynamic range extending from fair
weather electric fields, (i.e., a few to tens of V/m) to larger
thunderstorm fields (I.e., tens of kV/m). Total lightning (i.e.,
cloud-to-ground, intracloud) is identified from the abrupt electric
field changes in the data. The conductivity probe measures the air
conductivity at the aircraft flight altitude. Storm electric currents
can be derived using the electric field and air conductivity
measurements.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 10.0  E: -50.0  W: -105.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Blakeslee, R.
Dataset Title: Camex-4 ER-2 Lightning Instrument Package (LIP)
Online Resource: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_catalog/c4elip.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-08-08
Stop Date: 2001-09-26


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >ATMOSPHERIC CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >ELECTRIC FIELD    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >LIGHTNING    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
NASA ER-2 >NASA Earth Resources-2    [Information]


Instrument
LIP >Lightning Instrument Package    [Information]


Project
CAMEX >Convection and Moisture Experiment    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
CAMEX-4 >Convection and Moisture Experiment 4    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Access Constraints
none


Use Constraints
none


Keywords
EOSDIS
NASA ER-2


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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

Data Center Personnel
Name: GHRC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: 256-961-7932
Fax: 256-961-7859
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
Contact Address:
GHRC User Services Office
Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC)
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 639 Mb
Distribution_Format: HDF
Fees: $0


Personnel
RICHARD BLAKESLEE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 256-961-7962
Fax: 256-961-7348
Email: Rich.Blakeslee at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA


MONTE BATEMAN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (256) 961-7804
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA


DOUGLAS M. MACH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 256-961-7830
Email: dmach at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology & Climate Center
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
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
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-04

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