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CRYSTAL-FACE Field Campaign

Large Scale Observations

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CRYSTAL-FACE is a measurement campaign designed to investigate tropical cirrus cloud physical properties and formation processes in the Florida region. Several aircraft and ground-based Doppler radar will be used for in situ and remote sensing of aerosols, ice crystals, meteorological fields, radiative fluxes, and gas concentrations. Understanding the production of upper tropospheric cirrus clouds and evaluating the sensitivity of cirrus anvils to their generating convective systems is essential for the successful modeling of the Earth's climate.

This case study presents data from 1 July 2002 to 31 July 2002 and covers a region from 10N to 30N latitude and from 92W to 74W longitude.

Gridded Data


SSM/I Daily Data Product

TOVS Atmosphere Gridded Data Product

NCEP Reanalysis

GPCP 1-Degree Daily Precipitation Data

Point Data

Rawinsonde Observations

CRYSTAL-FACE Field Campaign