The Rain In Cumulus over the Ocean (RICO) field campaign scheduled for November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005 targets Antigua and Barbuda. The scientific issues include precipitation in trade wind cumulus, microphysics of the transition to a mature rainshaft, organization of trade wind clouds, water budget of trade wind cumulus, and the wind cloud environment. Over 50 scientists and organizations are participating in the field campaign.
Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer's (MISR) mission objectives involve providing accurate information on cloud cover, cloud-track winds, stereo-derived cloud-top altitude, and cloud geometric thickness. The MISR data products supporting the entire RICO region correspond to MISR Paths 1, 2, 3, and 233, Blocks 74 - 78. Local Mode sites are listed here. Data products for Nov 1 - Feb 1 for any year will eventually be available.