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Trinidad Head Ground Site

photo of Trinidad Head site looking northward from the coast

The view of Trinidad Head, California from the town of Trinidad, California.

Trinidad Head, California was the site of extensive ground based and some balloon-borne measurements during April - May, 2002. This ground site component of the ITCT 2002 project was intended to:

  • characterize chemical composition of marine boundary layer at the U.S. West Coast.
  • provide linkage between composition measurements and radiative properties of the aerosols.
  • provide intercomparison opportunities, both between co-located surface instruments and between surface and aircraft instruments during aircraft flybys.