GALE Field Campaign
Large Scale Observations
The Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) was conducted over the eastern U.S. from 15 January through 15 March 1986 (Dirks, R.A., J.P. Kuettner and J.A. Moore, 1988, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 69, 148-160) to study mesoscale and air-sea interaction processes that affect the development of east coast winter storms. Observations were collected from a heavily augmented surface and upper air meteorological network, including 4 towers, 6 ocean buoys, two research ships plus "ships of opportunity", from 15 meteorological radars and 7 research radars, from 9 aircraft, and 4 satellites.
This case study presents data from 15 Jan 1986 to 15 March 1986 and covers a region from 25N to 50N latitude and from 90W to 50W longitude.