CAMP2Ex Case Studies

Science Flight 1: 2019-08-24

Flight Description: First flight, mostly feeling things out. Sampled out to the 9-dash line at altitude, overflew TCCON site in Laoag, sampled some trade cu and congestus NE of Luzon. Includes cloud penetrations of weak cumulus. Flight Scientist: Jay Mace

Takeoff: 2019-08-24 22:11:51 UTC; Landing: 2019-08-25 05:25:57 UTC

Science Flight 2: 2019-08-27

Flight Description: Only flight to go west of the 9-dash line. Sampled fields of shalow cu with stratoform layers at altitude. Sampled line of shallow cu at altitude and in cloud. Includes a box spiral over field of shallow cu. Flight Scientist: Jay Mace

Takeoff: 2019-08-27 00:05:28 UTC; Landing: 2019-08-27 06:03:19 UTC

Science Flight 3: 2019-08-29

Flight Description: Flight to the Sulu Sea to sample convection to the east of Palawan; the convection started out as reasonably weak and then quickly strengthened. After sampling this convection, Palawan was crossed to sample an altocu layer that the P-3 likely mixed out on the way back. Flight Scientist: Jay Mace

Takeoff: 2019-08-29 22:26:35 UTC; Landing: 2019-08-30 05:46:19 UTC

Science Flight 4: 2019-08-30

Flight Description: Flight to the Sulu Sea, focusing on composition and radiation. Sampled a few ship tracks and underflew Cloudsat/Calipso. Flight Scientist: Anthony Bucholtz

Takeoff: 2019-08-30 22:49:53 UTC; Landing: 2019-08-31 06:57:48 UTC

Science Flight 5: 2019-09-04

Flight Description: Flight to the Sulu Sea, samping a very long line of shallow cu clouds. Also includes sampling of a few ship tracks on the way home. Flight Scientist: Anthony Bucholtz

Takeoff: 2019-09-04 00:02:11 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-04 08:43:34 UTC

Science Flight 6: 2019-09-06

Flight Description: First Learjet/P-3 cooperation flight, including sampling of a large-scale cloud system west of Luzon. Also includes sampling of partially glaciated altocu layers south towards Borneo and a simultaneous sampling point with GPM. Flight Scientist:Jay Mace

Takeoff: 2019-09-06 23:56:12 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-07 08:54:56 UTC

Science Flight 7: 2019-09-08

Flight Description: Sampling (with the Learjet) of a discrete convective cell that produced a cold pool; including several dropsonde drops into the cold pool. After that, sampling of convective cells near the Sally Ride. Flight Scientist: Jay Mace

Takeoff: 2019-09-08 23:59:53 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-09 08:59:00 UTC

Science Flight 8: 2019-09-13

Flight Description: Aeolus validation flight; sampling of weak convection to the north of Luzon. Also an attempt to sample the Manila plume. Flight Scientist: Anthony Bucholtz

Takeoff: 2019-09-13 20:42:08 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-14 04:48:12 UTC

Science Flight 9: 2019-09-15

Flight Description: Borneo Plume flight; sampled a large number of clouds in a very thick cloud of Borneo biomass smoke. Flight Scientist: Luke Ziemba

Takeoff: 2019-09-15 21:55:54 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-16 05:43:56 UTC

Science Flight 10: 2019-09-16

Flight Description: Searching for the Mayon plume; sampling clouds in aged Borneo smoke; transect through a large cold pool; and sampling at altitude of an intense line of convection. Flight Scientist: Jay Mace

Takeoff: 2019-09-16 21:57:35 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-17 06:04:29 UTC

Science Flight 11: 2019-09-19

Flight Description: Repeated sampling of a line of convection/altocu to the north of Luzon, including a leg with the Learjet below the P-3. Flight Scientist: Sue van den Heever

Takeoff: 2019-09-19 22:47:40 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-20 08:02:42 UTC

Science Flight 12: 2019-09-21

Flight Description: Sally Ride flight; includes HSRL intercomparison lines with the ship. Also includes sampling of convection around the Ride, including transects of a boundary. Towards the end of the flight, hexagonal cells were sampled for radiation purposes. Flight Scientist: Sue van den Heever

Takeoff: 2019-09-21 22:28:08 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-22 07:33:00 UTC

Science Flight 13: 2019-09-23

Flight Description: Sally Ride flight; includes SST measurement lines close to the ground. Sampled a convective tower at multiple altitudes later in the flight. Flight Scientist: Sue van den Heever

Takeoff: 2019-09-23 23:55:06 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-24 09:28:24 UTC

Science Flight 14: 2019-09-25

Flight Description: Searching for a volcano plume; repeated sampling of a very strong convective storm straddling the border between an island and the ocean. Flight Scientist: Sue van den Heever

Takeoff: 2019-09-25 02:55:38 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-25 09:09:06 UTC

Science Flight 15: 2019-09-27

Flight Description: AEOLUS validation starting in early morning; radiation flight sampling very shallow clouds to the North of Luzon. Flight Scientist: Sue van den Heever

Takeoff: 2019-09-27 20:34:10 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-28 05:42:54 UTC

Science Flight 16: 2019-09-29

Flight Description: Intercomparsion flight with Learjet and sampling of TC rainband including a few potential cold pools within the rain band. A large number of drops along this TC rainband. Flight Scientist: Sue van den Heever

Takeoff: 2019-09-29 02:28:56 UTC; Landing: 2019-09-29 08:29:44 UTC

Science Flight 17: 2019-10-01

Flight Description: China Plume flight, sampled mostly shallow clouds in and out of the China Plume. Also includes the WorldView Satellite overpass. Flight Scientist: Sean Freeman

Takeoff: 2019-10-01 21:40:49 UTC; Landing: 2019-10-02 06:26:20 UTC

Science Flight 18: 2019-10-03

Flight Description: Manila Plume Flight. Flight Scientist: Gabrielle (Bee) Leung

Takeoff: 2019-10-03 22:55:44 UTC; Landing: 2019-10-04 03:02:41 UTC

Science Flight 19: 2019-10-05

Flight Description: Primarily radiation flight sampling shallow clouds and cloud lines. Also includes a few drops around a small "spinner"Flight Scientist: Sue van den Heever

Takeoff: 2019-10-05 01:31:48 UTC; Landing: 2019-10-05 07:26:14 UTC