Field Programs

Field programs are are listed and linked here. Note that the Environmental Technology Laboratory has merged into the ESRL Physical Science Division.

Program Archive

2009
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Hydrometeorological Testbed Pacific Coast HMT is focused on improving quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) and quantitative precipitation forecasting (QPF) in mountainous areas in order to improve hydrologic forecasts and warnings. This demonstration project uses the Hydrometeorological Testbed (HMT) approach which has been proposed to address the nation's regions that are most vulnerable to fresh-water flooding.
2008
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Hydrometeorological Testbed Pacific Coast HMT is focused on improving quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) and quantitative precipitation forecasting (QPF) in mountainous areas in order to improve hydrologic forecasts and warnings. This demonstration project uses the Hydrometeorological Testbed (HMT) approach which has been proposed to address the nation's regions that are most vulnerable to fresh-water flooding.
2007
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Hydrometeorological Testbed Pacific Coast HMT is focused on improving quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) and quantitative precipitation forecasting (QPF) in mountainous areas in order to improve hydrologic forecasts and warnings. This demonstration project uses the Hydrometeorological Testbed (HMT) approach which has been proposed to address the nation's regions that are most vulnerable to fresh-water flooding.
2006
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Hydrometeorological Testbed Pacific Coast HMT is focused on improving quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) and quantitative precipitation forecasting (QPF) in mountainous areas in order to improve hydrologic forecasts and warnings. This demonstration project uses the Hydrometeorological Testbed (HMT) approach which has been proposed to address the nation's regions that are most vulnerable to fresh-water flooding.
Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Arctic SEARCH is a national effort to observe and quantify changes in the Arctic environment. With a mission to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet the Nation's economic, social and environmental needs, NOAA has a particularly important role to play in SEARCH.
Texas AQS: Texas Air Quality Study 2005-2006 Texas/Gulf Coast The goal of the study is to provide a better understanding of the chemical, meteorological, and atmospheric transport processes that determine ozone and fine particle distributions, and to develop new scientific understanding that will assist policy makers in devising optimal management strategies for ozone and particulate matter.
2005
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Hydrometeorological Testbed 2005 Pacific Coast HMT is focused on improving quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) and quantitative precipitation forecasting (QPF) in mountainous areas in order to improve hydrologic forecasts and warnings. This demonstration project uses the Hydrometeorological Testbed (HMT) approach which has been proposed to address the nation's regions that are most vulnerable to fresh-water flooding.
Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Technology Evaluation Oceans IOOS is a national partnership to improve the observation and understanding of the world's oceans. PSD contributes to this effort by conducting technology evaluation to determine the type of Doppler wind profiler best suited to coastal and marine applications, meeting one goal of IOOS to improve the nation's capability to measure coastal winds.
RICO: Rain in Cumulus over the Ocean Experiment Puerto Rico Shallow, maritime, cumulus convection is one of the most prevalent cloud types on the planet. They are ubiquitous over much of the tropical oceans. Characterizing their properties is important to understanding the global energy balance and climate. The object of RICO in the broadest sense is to characterize and understand the properties of trade wind cumulus at all scales, with particular emphasis on determining the importance of precipitation.
Stratus Cruise South Pacific In a series of cruises, PSD has deployed a wide range of instruments to study stratocumulus clouds and air-sea interaction in subtropical cloud belts. Stratus clouds play an important role in keeping subtropical oceans cool and in this region have a large direct effect on the winds and currents impacting weather and climate.
Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Arctic Seed activities that address high priority issues relating to the atmospheric and the cryosphere.
Texas AQS: Texas Air Quality Study 2005-2006 Texas/Gulf Coast The goal of the study is to provide a better understanding of the chemical, meteorological, and atmospheric transport processes that determine ozone and fine particle distributions, and to develop new scientific understanding that will assist policy makers in devising optimal management strategies for ozone and particulate matter.
2004
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Antarctic AMSR-E Sea Ice (AASI) Antarctic Improve satellite remote sensing of Antarctic sea ice
Arctic Winter Millimeter-Wave Radiometric Experiment Barrow, AK Improve climate observations
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Front Range Pilot Project Colorado Satellite validation.
Hydrometeorological Testbed 2004 West Coast Region Improve hydrologic forecasts and warnings.
Infrasonic Network (ISNet) Colorado Prototype system to study severe weather and improve the advanced warning.
North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME) American South West A study aimed at determining the sources and limits of predictability of warm season precipitation over North America.
New England Air Quality Study (NEAQS) - International Transport and Continental Transformation (ITCT) East Coast/Atlantic Region Air Quality
New England High Resolution Temperature Program (NEHRTP) East Coast A study to quantify improvements in temperature forecasting.
CLIVAR Pan American Climate Studies (PACS) Equatorial Zone A study to extend the scope and improve the skill of operational seasonal-to-interdecadal climate prediction.
Stratus-04 Equatorial Zone A study stratocumulus clouds and air-sea interaction in subtropical cloud belts.
Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Arctic Seed activities that address high priority issues relating to the atmospheric and the cryosphere.
2003
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Alliance Icing Research Study (AIRS II) Mirabel, Quebec, Canada Prediction of hazardous aircraft icing
AMSRIce03 Sea Ice Measurement Campaign Alaskan coast Climate processes, Satellite validation.
Antarctic Tropospheric Chemistry Investigation (ANTCI) South Pole Boundary layer chemistry
Central California Ozone Study (CCOS) California Air Quality Model Verification
Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX) Colorado Snowpack measurement, Satellite validation.
InfraSonics Network: ISNet Central U.S. Severe weather detection
NREL Lamar Low Level Jet Project Lamar, CO Boundary layer wind energy study
New England High Resolution Temperature Program (NEHRTP) New England Temperature forecasting.
Pacific Jets Experiment West Coast Forecast Improvement
CLIVAR Pan American Climate Studies (PACS) Pacific Ocean Climate observation, Satellite validation.
Soil Moisture Experiments (SMEX) Central U.S. Soil moisture measurements, Satellite validation.
Stratus-03 Pacific Ocean limate observation, Satellite validation.
Wakasa Bay Experiment Japan Satellite validation.
2002
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Bay Regional Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (BRACE) Tampa Bay, FL Sustain Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX) Colorado Implement Seasonal to Interannual Climate Forecasts
CRYSTAL-FACE Miami, FL Assess and Predict Decadal to Centennial Change
International H2O Project (IHOP) Southern Great Plains, Oklahoma Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation (ITCT) U.S. West Coast Implement Seasonal to Interannual Climate Forecasts
New England Air Quality Study New England Region Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
New England Temperature Air Quality Pilot Study New England Region Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
PACJET U.S. West Coast Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
Soil Moisture Experiments (SMEX) Iowa Implement Seasonal to Interannual Climate Forecasts
Steller's Sea Lions Study Alaska Recover Protected Species
2001
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Aircraft Plume Study California Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
EPIC: Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate Pacific Ocean Implement Seasonal to Interannual Climate Forecasts
Lightning Launch Commit Criteria (LLCC) Kennedy Space Center, FL Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
PACJET 2001 U.S. West Coast Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
Wallops / RainStat West Virginia Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
2000
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Alaska 2000 Alaska Recover Protected Species
ARM 2000 ARM Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Assess and Predict Decadal to Centennial Change
Florida 2000 Tampa Bay Sustain Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
Build Sustainable Fisheries
Groundwinds New Hampshire Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
HAWC Massachusetts Implement Seasonal to Interannual Climate Forecasts
Meltpond Arctic Implement Seasonal to Interannual Climate Forecasts
Texas 2000 Air Quality Study (TexAQS) Houston-Galveston Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
1999
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Joint Air-Sea Monsoon Investigation (JASMINE) Tropical Western Pacific Multi-agency study of the Asian-Australian monsoon system.
Mount Washington Icing Sensors Project (MWISP) Mount Washington, NH Aircraft icing detection study.
Nauru 99 Nauru Island Climate measurement instrumentation study.
California Land-Falling Jets Experiment (CALJET) California Severe weather forecasting study.
Third Convection and Moisture Experiment (CAMEX3) Atlantic Hurricane and intense tropical convection study.
1997
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FIRE ACE Arctic Region Satellite calibration and validation.
Southern California Ozone Study (SCOS) Southern California Air quality study.
Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic (SHEBA) Arctic Region Climate study of arctic environment.
1996
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GEWEX   Impact of clouds on climate.
1995
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Boreas: Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study Northern Canada Interaction between the atmosphere and the biosphere.
Coastal Ocean Probing Experiment (COPE) Oregon Coast  
Southern Oxidants Study (SOS) Nashville, TN Regional air quality
1994
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Winter Icing Storms Project (WISP) Colorado Aircraft icing detection.
1993
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San Clemente Ocean Probing Experiment (SCOPE) San Clemente Island, CA Atmospheric effects on remote sensing measurements of the ocean surface.
1991
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First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Coffeyville, Kansas Climate study of mid-continental cirrus clouds.
1990
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Lake Ontario Winter Storms Project (LOWS) New York Dynamics of lake effect snowstorms.