CONTRAST Field Campaign published

The Convective Transport of Active Species in the Tropics (CONTRAST) Experiment

Paper by ACOM scientist Laura Pan and colleagues.

The Convective Transport of Active Species in the Tropics (CONTRAST) experiment was conducted from Guam (13.5°N, 144.8°E) during January–February 2014. Using the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research aircraft, the experiment investigated the photochemical environment over the tropical western Pacific (TWP) warm pool, a region of massive deep convection and the major pathway for air to enter the stratosphere during Northern Hemisphere (NH) winter. The new observations provide a wealth of information for quantifying the influence of convection on the vertical distributions of active species.

Image: 
BAMS 2017: Deep convection over the tropical western Pacific viewed at ∼40,000 ft above sea level from the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research aircraft during the CONTRAST experiment. Photo credit: Rebecca Hornbrook.
Short title: 
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Source: 
ACOM
Audience: 
ACOM NCAR UCAR EOL

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