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THORpex3

THORPEX_ER2_MAS

THe Observing-system Research and predictability experiment (THORpex) is a ten-year international research program where the primary objective is to accelerate improvements in short range weather predictions and warnings over the Northern Hemisphere. The fifth in an ongoing series of ER-2 field experiments, THORpex is the primary over-water validation experiment for the Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) satellite.

Project Title: 
THORpex
Level: 
L1
Platform: 
NASA ER-2
Instrument: 
MAS
Location: 
Hawaii, Pacific Ocean
Spatial Coverage: 

(-90, 90)(-180,180)

Temporal Coverage: 

01/31/2003 - 04/10/2003