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THORpex Data and Information

THORpex Data and Information

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
Version: 
V2
Level: 
L1
Platform: 
NASA ER-2
Instrument: 
MAS
Location: 
Hawaii, Pacific Ocean
Spatial Resolution: 

50 m

Temporal Coverage: 

01/31/2003 - 04/10/2003

Temporal Resolution: 

1 minute

File Format: 
NETCDF

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February 11th, 2003.  Flight track #1. California coast. March 2nd, 2003.  Flight track #7.  Pacific Ocean.

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