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Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): surface, remotely sensed and airborne atmospheric measurements collection

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Publication State: published

Abstract

The Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) aimed to further the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the initiation of precipitating convection in the maritime environment of southern England; i.e. to understand why convective clouds form and develop into precipitating clouds in a particular location. The project was centred on the 3 GHz (CAMRa) and 1275 clear-air (ACROBAT) radars at Chilbolton and used a number of the new UK Universities' Facility for Atmospheric Measurement (UFAM) mobile instruments. These include three sodars, a Doppler Lidar, a wind profiler, an aerosol and ozone lidar, a network of automatic weather stations, mobile radiosonde stations and a Cessna aircraft. This dataset includes measurements of wind speeds and wind directions and aerosol concentrations.

Citable as:Natural Environment Research Council; Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research; Met Office; European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts; Met Éireann; Blyth, A.; Arnold, K.; Brooks, B.; Bozier, K.; Groenemeijer, P.; Hewison, T.; Norton, E.G.; Perry, F.; Ricketts, H.; Ulrich, C.; Wieser, A. (2006): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): surface, remotely sensed and airborne atmospheric measurements collection. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/44dfa95b7a2768c006b12fbb2f28799c
Abbreviation: csip
Keywords: CSIP, Meteorology, Storms, Precipitation, NERC

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