The Convective Processes Experiment – Aerosols & Winds (CPEX-AW) campaign is a joint effort between the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) with the primary goal of conducting a post-launch calibration and validation activities of the Atmospheric Dynamics Mission-Aeolus (ADM-AEOLUS) Earth observation wind Lidar satellite in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. CPEX-AW took place from August 18, 2021 to September 10, 2021 and is a follow-on to the Convective Processes Experiment (CPEX) field campaign which took place in the summer of 2017 (JPL | CPEX). The 2021 field campaign added an aerosol (A) and winds (W) component—CPEX-AW. In addition to joint calibration/validation of ADM-AEOLUS, the CPEX-AW field campaign provided opportunities to study the dynamics and microphysics related to the Saharan air layer, African easterly waves and jets, the marine atmospheric boundary layer, and convection that not only advance our understanding of tropical dynamics but also improve weather forecasts. More information is available from NASA’s Earth Science Project Office’s CPEX-AW field campaign webpage.
This collections page will be updated as new CPEX-AW datasets are published.
Skofronick-Jackson, Gail, Aaron Piña, and Shuyi Chen. 2021. Convective Processes Experiment – Aerosols & Winds (CPEX-AW) Field Campaign Collection [indicate subset used]. Data available online from the NASA EOSDIS Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/CPEXAW/DATA101
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|Sensors/Instruments:||ADM-Aeolus, APR-3, DAWN, Dropsondes, HALO, HAMSR|
|Parameters:||Radar, Atmospheric Winds, Atmospheric Temperature, Atmospheric Water Vapor, Atmospheric Pressure, Clouds, Microwave, Precipitation, Doppler Velocity, Brightness Temperature|
|Processing level:||0, 1A, 2|
|Formats:||ASCII, HDF4, HDF5, MAT, netCDF-3, Word|
|Location:||Puerto Rico, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Spatial resolution:||along-track 3.0 km; 2km x 2km, 800 m; varies with flight altitude and scan|
|Temporal resolution:||1 second - < Daily|
Airborne Precipitation Radar 3rd Generation (APR-3) CPEX-AW
DC-8 Meteorological and Navigation Data CPEX-AW
Doppler Aerosol WiNd Lidar (DAWN) CPEX-AW
High Altitude Lidar Observatory (HALO) CPEX-AW
High Altitude Monolithic Microwave integrated Circuit (MMIC) Sounding Radiometer (HAMSR) CPEX-AW
Mission Reports CPEX-AW
Puerto Rico Radiosondes CPEX-AW
EGU: NASA’s Contributions to the 2021 Aeolus Field Campaign: CPEX-AW
|GHRC CPEX-AW Homepage:||https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/field-campaigns/cpex-aw
GHRC CPEX-AW Project Page
|ASDC CPEX-AW Datasets:||https://asdc.larc.nasa.gov/project/CPEX-AW
Atmospheric Science Data Center's CPEX-AW Data Page
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