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 NOAA WP-3D Orion aircraft collects numerous in-situ meteorological
measurements along with navigation and aircraft state parameters
during each flight (these data are similar to that collected with the
NASA DC-8 ICATS system). The WP-3D data are encoded on 8mm tape in
what is called the "AOC Standard Tape Format". Examples of
meteorological data include total temperature, dew point, liquid water
content and dynamic pressure (from several sensors). Aircraft
parameters include angle of attack, airspeed, slip angle, etc.