The Indian Ocean Experiment

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Male, Maldives

Jan 1, 1999 - Jan 31, 1999
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The Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) intensive field phase was conducted from January through March 1999 over the tropical Indian Ocean. This region provided an ideal and unique natural laboratory to study the role of anthropogenic aerosols in climate change. 

The fundamental goals of INDOEX were twofold:

  • to improve our understanding of the aerosols, clouds, and chemistry-climate interactions;
  • to use the special INDOEX observations for validation of global climate models (GCM) and chemistry-trasnport models.