Cloud Properties Experiment (CPEX)
Where: Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado
When: Summer 2018
The Cloud Properties Experiment (CPEX) will be conducted at the Table Mountain Facility beginning in the summer 2018. This research site is located at 40.125°N and 105.240°W.
The primary purpose of this experiment is to evaluate instrumentation for cloud properties, especially those that may be useful additions to the SURFRAD (Surface Radiation) Network, and secondly to augment a data set for a cloud forecasting study. This campaign will collect data, but future funding will be required and explored for data analysis.
Participants and instrumentation for this activity are:
|NOAA GMD||Chuck Long, Kathy Lantz, Allison McComiskey, Gary Hodges, Patrick Disterhoft||3 RadSys Systems (downwelling SW, DNI, DHI, LW, T, RH, P)
|Cloud base height (CBH), AOD, upwelling and downwelling LW, SW, DNI, DHI, RadFlux Products (clear-sky LW, SW, direct and diffuse radiation, Cloud Fraction, etc.)|
|NOAA CSD||Aditya Choukulkar, Tim Bonin, Sunil Baidar, Alan Brewer||Scanning Doppler Lidar||Wind Profiles, Boundary Layer Height, Vertical Velocity Variance, Cloud Base Height, Cloud Fraction|
|NOAA PSD||Jim Wilczak, Laura Bianco||Microwave Radiometer||LWP, Temperature profiles, water vapor density, RH|
|ReUniWatt, Inc||Laurent Sauvage, Marion LaFuma||Sky Insight - IR Sky Imager||Day and night Cloud Fraction, Cloud base height (CBH), Cloud-type, Irradiance|
|Aerodyne Research, Inc||TWST (Three-Waveband Spectrally-agile Technique)||Cloud Optical Depth|