Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center


Spatial Coverage: 
Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, East Coast United States
Temporal Coverage: 
08/13/2001 - 09/26/2001

The Convection And Moisture EXperiment (CAMEX) is a series of field research investigation sponsored by NASA's Earth Science Enterprise.

CAMEX-4 is focused on the study of tropical cyclone (hurricane) development, tracking, intensification, and landfalling impacts using NASA-funded aircraft and surface remote sensing instrumentation. These instrumented aircraft have flown over, through, and around selected hurricanes as they approached landfall in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and along the East Coast of the United States. This study yields high spatial and temporal information of hurricane structure, dynamics, and motion.