CONvective TRansport of Active Species in the Tropics
CONvective TRansport of Active Species in the Tropics (CONTRAST) quantified how convection redistributes atmospheric gases in the tropical atmosphere. Observations were obtained by the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream-V (GV) aircraft from a deployment in Guam in January and February 2014. The GV conducted a series of flights dedicated to CONTRAST goals as well as a number of other flights conducted in concert with the high altitude NASA ATTREX Global Hawk (GH) aircraft and the low altitude British CAST BAe-146 aircraft. The BAe-146, GV, and GH together span the marine boundary layer to the tropical lower stratosphere, providing unprecedented detail on the composition of the tropical atmosphere.
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