Summer Single Column Model IOP

12 July 1999 - 22 July 1999

Lead Scientist: David Randall

Observatory: SGP

An abbreviated SCM IOP of 10 days was conducted at the SGP July 12-22, 1999, in conjunction with the SGP99 Campaign by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose of this 10-day SCM effort was to test how well remote sensing information can drive SCMs for convective cases. Four hundred sondes were launched, with only 14 soundings failing to ascend above 10,000 meters, and one sonde was missing. Most of the sonde problems were at Boundary Facility 1 (Hillsboro). A table summarizing the sonde launches is available.

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Related Publications


Lee M, I Choi, W Tao, SD Schubert, and I Kang. 2009. "Mechanisms of diurnal precipitation over the US Great Plains: a cloud resolving model perspective." Climate Dynamics, 34(2-3), 10.1007/s00382-009-0531-x.

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Campaign Data Sets

IOP Participant Data Source Name Final Data
Richard Cederwall ncdc-synop-maps Order Data
David Randall scm-forcing Order Data