CAMP2EX Data Release Announcement

Dec. 1, 2020, 7 a.m.

Project: CAMP2Ex

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center has published data for the Clouds, Aerosol and Monsoon Processes-Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex) the NASA-funded field study designed to address three main science objectives: aerosol effect on cloud microphysical and optical properties, aerosol and cloud influence on radiation as well as radiative feedback, and meteorology related effects on aerosol distribution and aerosol-cloud interactions.

During the fall of 2019, the NASA P-3B aircraft and the SPEC Learjet 35A flew a total of 30 science flights equipped with remote sensing and a suite of in-situ instruments to conduct various measurements. These flights were conducted primarily over the ocean west of Luzon, an island of the Philippines. Ground-based aerosol observations at the Manila Observatory were also recorded in 2018 and 2019.

Measurements completed during CAMP2Ex provide a 4-D observational view of the environment of the Philippines and its neighboring waters in terms of microphysical, hydrological, dynamical, thermodynamical and radiative properties of the environment, targeting the environment of shallow cumulus and cumulus congestus clouds.

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