Nauru99 Campaign

16 June 1999 - 15 July 1999

Lead Scientist: Chris Fairall

Observatory: twp, twp

Nauru99 was an international research collaboration conducted on and around the island of Nauru in the Tropical Western Pacific during the summer of 1999 from June 16 through July 15, 1999. The NOAA R/V Ronald H. Brown and the JAMSTEC R/V Mirai measured surface and radiation fluxes at sea, for comparison with the land-based ARCS systems and the TAO buoy array.



Johnson J, L Regayre, M Yoshioka, K Pringle, S Turnock, J Browse, D Sexton, J Rostron, N Schutgens, D Partridge, D Liu, J Allan, H Coe, A Ding, D Cohen, A Atanacio, V Vakkari, E Asmi, and K Carslaw. 2020. "Robust observational constraint of uncertain aerosol processes and emissions in a climate model and the effect on aerosol radiative forcing." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20(15), 10.5194/acp-20-9491-2020.


Schiro K and J Neelin. 2018. "Tropical continental downdraft characteristics: mesoscale systems versus unorganized convection." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(3), 10.5194/acp-18-1997-2018.


Long C, J Mather, and T Ackerman. 2016. "The ARM Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) Sites." Meteorological Monographs, 57, 10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-15-0024.1.


Long CN and SA McFarlane. 2012. "Quantification of the impact of Nauru Island on ARM measurements." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51(3), 10.1175/jamc-d-11-0174.1.
Research Highlight


Kollias P and B Albrecht. 2010. "Vertical Velocity Statistics in Fair-Weather Cumuli at the ARM TWP Nauru Climate Research Facility." Journal of Climate, 23(24), 10.1175/2010jcli3449.1.

Long C and S McFarlene. 2010. Detection of the Occurrence and Impacts of the Nauru Island Effect. Presented at Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting.


Mather JH and SA McFarlane. 2009. "Cloud classes and radiative heating profiles at the Manus and Nauru Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) sites." Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 114(D19), D19204, 10.1029/2009jd011703.


Matthews S, JM Hacker, J Cole, J Hare, CN Long, and RM Reynolds. 2007. "Modification of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer by a Small Island: Observations from Nauru." Monthly Weather Review, 135(3), 10.1175/mwr3319.1.


Porch WM, S Olsen, P Chylek, M Dubey, BG Henderson, and W Clodius. 2006. "Satellite and surface observations of Nauru Island clouds: Differences between El Nino and La Nina periods." Geophysical Research Letters, 33(13), L13804, 10.1029/2006gl026339.

Long CN, TP Ackerman, K Gaustad, and J Cole. 2006. "Estimation of fractional sky cover from broadband shortwave radiometer measurements." Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 111(D11), D11204, 10.1029/2005jd006475.

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Campaign Data Sets

IOP Participant Data Source Name Final Data
Peter Minnett Island Order Data
Peter Minnett Mirai Order Data
Peter Minnett Ron Brown Order Data
Peter Minnett visst Order Data