The Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) was conducted over the
eastern U.S. from 15 January through 15 March 1986 (Dirks, R.A.,
J.P. Kuettner and J.A. Moore, 1988, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 69,
148-160) to study mesoscale and air-sea interaction processes that
affect the development of east coast winter storms. Observations were
collected from a heavily ... augmented surface and upper air
meteorological network, including 4 towers, 6 ocean buoys, two
research ships plus "ships of opportunity", from 15 meteorological
radars and 7 research radars, from 9 aircraft, and 4 satellites. This
case study presents data from 15 Jan 1986 to 15 March 1986 and covers
a region from 25N to 50N latitude and from 90W to 50W longitude.
The data for this experiment is under Working Group 3 (Extratropical
Layer Cloud Systems) of the GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) to improve
physical parameterizations of clouds, other boundary layer processes,
and their interactions.