Convection and Moisture Experiment

Project Description
The Convection And Moisture EXperiment (CAMEX) is a series of field
research investigations sponsored by the Earth Science Enterprise
(ESE) program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA). The overall goal of CAMEX is to study atmospheric water vapor
and precipitation processes using a unique array of aircraft, balloon,
and land-based remote sensors. The first two CAMEX field studies were
conducted at Wallops Island, Virginia, during 1993 and 1995. The third
in the series of CAMEX field studies (CAMEX-3) was conducted in August
and September 1998, covering the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and
Atlantic Ocean. CAMEX-3 successfully studied Hurricanes Bonnie,
Danielle, Earl and Georges and collected data for research in tropical
cyclone development, tracking, intensification, and landfalling
impacts using NASA-funded aircraft and surface remote sensing
instrumentation.

For more information, see:
http://ghrc.msfc.nasa.gov/camex3/