Summer Single Column Model IOP
12 July 1999 - 22 July 1999
Lead Scientist: David Randall
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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