SGP 3-D Observations of Fair Weather Cumuli
1 September 2017 - 30 September 2017
Lead Scientist: Damao Zhang
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.
Validate the 3-D gridded cloud field from stereo photogrammetry with scanning Doppler Lidar measurements.
Estimate shallow cumulus lateral entrainment rate and its relation to environmental conditions.