SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC): Science and Implementation Plan

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The Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign is a field experiment designed to collect a comprehensive data set that can be used to quantify the interactions that occur between the atmosphere, biosphere, land surface, and subsurface. A particular focus will be on how these interactions modulate the abundance and characteristics of small and medium size cumuliform clouds that are generated by local convection. These interactions are not well understood and are responsible for large uncertainties in global climate models, which are used to forecast future climate states. The campaign will be conducted from June 8 to June 30, 2007, at ... continued below

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Miller, MA; Avissar, R; Berg, LK; Edgerton, SA; Fischer, ML; Jackson, T et al. June 30, 2007.

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The Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign is a field experiment designed to collect a comprehensive data set that can be used to quantify the interactions that occur between the atmosphere, biosphere, land surface, and subsurface. A particular focus will be on how these interactions modulate the abundance and characteristics of small and medium size cumuliform clouds that are generated by local convection. These interactions are not well understood and are responsible for large uncertainties in global climate models, which are used to forecast future climate states. The campaign will be conducted from June 8 to June 30, 2007, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains site. Data will be collected using eight aircraft equipped with a variety of specialized sensors, four specially instrumented surface sites, and two prototype surface radar systems. The architecture of Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign includes a high-altitude surveillance aircraft and enhanced vertical thermodynamic and wind profile measurements that will characterize the synoptic scale structure of the clouds and the land surface within the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains site. Mesoscale and microscale structures will be sampled with a variety of aircraft, surface, and radar observations.

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  • Report No.: DOE/SC-ARM-0703
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/948100 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 948100
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc898307

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  • June 30, 2007

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Miller, MA; Avissar, R; Berg, LK; Edgerton, SA; Fischer, ML; Jackson, T et al. SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC): Science and Implementation Plan, report, June 30, 2007; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898307/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.