Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy



AMIE-Gan MMS Sondes

15 June 2011 - 8 April 2012

Lead Scientist: Chuck Long

Observatory: SDSR

AMIE-Gan operations were unexpectedly discontinued on February 8, 2012. The Maldivian Meteorological Service (MMS) Office on Gan Island graciously resumed their sonde launches ahead of time to help gather the important atmospheric profiles at least for the campaign, and to share the high resolution sonde data with us. They have done so in the form of the "dc3db" raw Digicora files for each sonde that requires processing to match ARM sonde files.

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Chandra A, P Zuidema, S Krueger, A Kochanski, S de Szoeke, and J Zhang. 2018. "Moisture distributions in tropical cold pools from equatorial Indian Ocean observations and cloud-resolving simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(20), 10.1029/2018JD028634.
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Ciesielski P, R Johnson, X Jiang, Y Zhang, and S Xie. 2017. "Relationships between radiation, clouds, and convection during DYNAMO." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(5), 10.1002/2016JD025965.
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Pilon R, C Zhang, and J Dudhia. 2016. "Roles of deep and shallow convection and microphysics in the MJO simulated by the Model for Prediction Across Scales." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(18), 10.1002/2015JD024697.

Hannah WM, BE Mapes, and GS Elsaesser. 2016. "A Lagrangian View of Moisture Dynamics during DYNAMO." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 73(5), 10.1175/jas-d-15-0243.1.


Rowe AK and RA Houze Jr.. 2015. "Cloud organization and growth during the transition from suppressed to active MJO conditions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(19), 10.1002/2014jd022948.

Ruppert, Jr. JH and RH Johnson. 2015. "Diurnally modulated cumulus moistening in the preonset stage of the Madden–Julian Oscillation during DYNAMO." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72(4), 10.1175/jas-d-14-0218.1.


Ciesielski PE, Y Hungjui, RH Johnson, K Yoneyama, M Katsumata, CN Long, J Wang, SM Loehrer, K Young, SF Williams, W Brown, J Braun, and T VanHove. 2014. "Quality-Controlled Upper-Air Sounding Dataset for DYNAMO/CINDY/AMIE: Development and Corrections." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 31(4), 10.1175/jtech-d-13-00165.1.


Johnson RH and PE Ciesielski. 2013. "Structure and Properties of Madden–Julian Oscillations Deduced from DYNAMO Sounding Arrays." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70(10), 10.1175/jas-d-13-065.1.


Mather J. 2012. 2012 Annual Report. Ed. by Dana Dupont, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-12-023.


Long C. 2011. ARM MJO Investigation Experiment on Gan Island (AMIE-Gan) Science Plan. DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-11-005.

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Campaign Data Sets

IOP Participant Data Source Name Final Data
Chuck Long Balloon-Borne Sounding System Order Data