Convection and Precipitation/Electrification Experiment

Project Description
The Convection and Precipitation/Electrification Experiment (CaPE)
took place in central Florida with a latitude range of 43N, to 25.5N,
westernmost longitude of 86W, and easternmost longitude of 69W. The
CaPE Flight Activity began on July 18, 1991 and ended on Aug. 17,
1991. Making use of the Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer
(AMPR) on board on a NASA ER-2 aircraft flying at a nominal 20km
altitude, passive microwave measurements were made of convective
activity. The purpose of the experiment was to collect precipitation
data in tropical convective storm cells over both water and land. Data
returned included ice/water concentrations and amounts, and the
structure of the convective cells.