DC3

Long name: 
Deep Convective Clouds & Chemistry
Dates: 
May 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012
Location: 
Salina, KS
ACOM Instruments and Forecasting Tools: 
Aerolaser VUV
CAFS
FINN
HARP-Actinic Flux
HARP-Irradiance
IASI
MOPITT
MOZART
NOx Chemiluminescence
O3 Chemiluminescence
Picarro G1301-f
Platform(s): 
NSF/NCAR GV
NASA DC-8
Description: 

The Deep Convective Clouds & Chemistry field campaign was designed to investigate the impact of deep, midlatitude continental convective clouds, including their dynamical, physical, and lightning processes, on upper tropospheric (UT) composition and chemistry. The campaign made use of extensively instrumented aircraft platforms and ground-based observations. DC3 was motivated to determine the role of thunderstorms on the concentration of ozone in the upper troposphere, where ozone acts as a greenhouse gas.

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