DC3 Field Campaign Strategy


Figure 1. Schematic of strategy in obtaining data during DC3. (Click to view larger image.)

  • Get comprehensive chemistry on board at least two aircraft, one sampling the inflow region of the storm, the other sampling the anvil and convective outflow in the upper troposphere.
  • Get comprehensive storm information from ground-based Doppler and polarimetric radars that measure storm intensity, winds and cloud hydrometeor characteristics.
  • Add detailed 3-dimensional information on lightning location from lightning mapping arrays
  • Include sondes, satellites, and other data to provide further context for the study
  • Forecast where storms will occur, and where the UT convective outflow will be the next day