From 23 July through 15 September 1999 the CARG participated in the NASA KWAJEX (Kwajalein Experiment)-TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) field study in the Marshall Islands. The CARG's Convair-580 research aircraft provided measurements of cloud microstructures for (a) comparisons with TRMM remote sensing measurements, (b) improving TRMM algorithms, and (c) providing data for testing and improving numerical models of tropical convective clouds.

Official KWAJEX home page.

Official TRMM home page.

CARG Publications on KWAJEX/TRMM:

  1. Hobbs, P. V. "University of Washington Flight Scenarios for the Convair-580 in KWAJEX (Kwajalein, Marshall Islands): 25 July-15 September 1999" Technical Report for KWAJEX/TRMM Field Project, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 20 pp, 1999.

  2. Hobbs, P. V., "Summary of University of Washington Convair-580 Research Flights for KWAJEX/TRMM in the Marshall Islands (25 July-15 September 1999)." Technical Report for KWAJEX/TRMM Field Project, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 84 pp, 2000. (File format available is html.)

  3. Kaneyasu, N., P. V. Hobbs, Y. Ishizaka, and G.-W. Qian, "Aerosol Properties Around Marine Tropical Cumulus Clouds." J. Geophys. Res., 106, 14,435-14,445, 2001.

Photographs taken aboard the Convair-580 during the KWAJEX/TRMM Project by Peter V. Hobbs.

Instrumentation aboard the Convair-580 for KWAJEX.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ATM-9408941.

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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