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Field Campaigns

Field Campaigns


An atmospheric field campaign is an observational study planned for a specific location and a defined time period during which measurements are conducted from airborne platforms and/or ground sites to study physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere.


Projects Definition/Description Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage


Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (AirMISR) is an airborne instrument for obtaining multi-angle imagery similar to that of the satellite-borne MISR instrument, which is designed to contribute to...Read more

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Airborne Multi-angle Spectro Polarimetric Imager (AirMSPI) is an airborne prototype instrument similar to that of the future satellite-borne MSPI instrument for obtaining multi-angle polarization imagery....Read more

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The ARM Enhanced Shortwave Experiment (ARESE) was conducted at the Department of Energy's ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility between September 22, 1995 and November 1, 1995. The principal objectives of ARESE were (...Read more

Southern Great Plains 09/25/1995 - 10/23/1995


Atlantic - THORpex Observing System Test (ATOST) is part of an international research program to accelerate improvements in the accuracy of 1 to 14 day weather forecasts. A number of additional air, ground, and...Read more

Bangor, Maine 11/06/2003 - 12/17/2003


Airborne Tropical TRopopause EXperiment (ATTREX) was conducted through three field deployments in Lancaster, CA (2011 and 2013) and Guam (2014). The ATTREX measurements include trace gas mixing ratio, radiation flux, cloud...Read more

varies 10/24/2011 - 11/10/2011

Biomass Burning

Biomass Burning:
This data set represents the geographical and temporal distribution of total amount of biomass burned. These data may be used in general circulation models (GCMs) and in photochemical models of the atmosphere.

Biomass burning includes the clearing of forests and...Read more

Central & South America, Africa, Tropical Asia 01/01/1980 - 12/31/1980


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,...Read more

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


The Chesapeake Lighthouse and Aircraft Measurements for Satellites (CLAMS) field campaign was conducted from NASA Wallops Flight Facility covering the middle Atlantic eastern seaboard from July 10 - August 3,...Read more

Middle Atlantic Eastern Seaboard 06/29/2001 - 08/03/2001


Convective Processes Experiment (CPEX) was based out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and used a suite of instruments aboard a NASA DC-8 aircraft to investigate convective process and circulations over tropical waters.  A main objective of CPEX was to obtain a comprehensive set of...Read more

(16, 29)(-97,-69) 05/25/2017 - 06/24/2017


Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) field campaign is investigating the impact of deep, midlatitude continental convective clouds, including their dynamical, physical, and lightning processes, on upper tropospheric (UT)...Read more

varies 05/01/2012 - 06/30/2012