SGP3DOBS

 

SGP 3-D Observations of Fair Weather Cumuli

1 September 2017 - 30 September 2017

Lead Scientist: Damao Zhang

Observatory: SGP

During the proposed IOP at the SGP central facility site, Doppler Lidar will run in an RHI scanning mode in the cross-wind direction with occasional PPI scans for updated wind directions.

The focus of this field campaign is to: 1. Retrieve sub-cloud layer turbulence (vertical velocity and mass flux) in a 3-D domain.

  1. Validate the 3-D gridded cloud field from stereo photogrammetry with scanning Doppler Lidar measurements.

  2. Estimate shallow cumulus lateral entrainment rate and its relation to environmental conditions.

Co-Investigators

Michael Jensen
Pavlos Kollias
Rusen Oktem
David Romps
Andrew Vogelmann