Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX) Data from the University of Washington
Entry ID: UWA_KWAJEX

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Summary
Abstract: The Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX), held 23 July - 15 September 1999,
was a field observation campaign centered on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall
Islands and sponsored by NASA in cooperation with the U.S. Army
Kwajalein Atoll/Kwajalein Missile Range and the National Oceanographic
and Atmospheric Administration. The joint U.S.-Japan Tropical Rainfall
Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was launched in November 1997 and
uses a Ku-band radar and a multi-channel passive microwave radiometer
to map precipitation in the tropics. A number of physical assumptions
are made within the TRMM satellite algorithms in order to obtain rain
rates from the the satellite-measured radiances. The goals of KWAJEX
were focused on making observations to reduce uncertainty in these
physical assumptions by gathering a coordinated data set of airborne,
shipborne, and ground-based measurements within tropical open ocean
precipitating clouds.

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Description: Access to KWAJEX data from U. Washington


Geographic Coverage
 N: 9.28 S: 7.45  E: 168.57  W: 166.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: KWAJEX team
Dataset Title: Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX) Data
Dataset Release Place: WA
Dataset Publisher: University of Washington
Online Resource: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/kwajex/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-07-23
Stop Date: 1999-09-15


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > MARSHALL ISLANDS > Kwajalein
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > TROPICS


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR REFLECTIVITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]
TRMM >Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission    [Information]
NASA ER-2 >NASA Earth Resources-2    [Information]


Instrument
DOPPLER RADAR    [Information]
RADAR >Radio Detection and Ranging    [Information]
RAWINSONDES    [Information]
SOUNDERS    [Information]
TETHERSONDES    [Information]


Project
KWAJEX >Kwajalein Experiment    [Information]


Keywords
wind speed
wind direction
equivalent potential temperature
tethersondes
KWAJEX
ground validation
microphysics
surface flux
boundary layer
micrometeorological data
Ronald H. Brown
Meck Island


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
UWA


Data Center
Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SANDRA YUTER
Email: yuter at atmos.washington.edu
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Box 351640
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online www
Fees: none


Personnel
SANDRA YUTER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: yuter at atmos.washington.edu
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Box 351640
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA


ROBERT HOUZE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: houze at atmos.washington.edu
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Box 351640
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-08-29

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