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Author Jensen, M. P. ♦ Ackerman, T. P. ♦ Clothiaux, E. E. ♦ Sekelsky, S. M. ♦ Mcintosh, R. E. ♦ Ecklund, W. L. ♦ Gage, K. S.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Maritime Continent Thunderstorm Experiment ♦ Session Paper Anvil Cirrus Outflow ♦ Melville Tiwi Island ♦ Cirrus Layer ♦ Transition Cirrus Anvil ♦ Convective Cell ♦ Geostationary Meteorological Wavelength Millimeter Radar ♦ Broad-band Solar ♦ Microwave Radiometer ♦ Downward Solar Irradiance ♦ Melville Melville Island ♦ Garden Point ♦ Bathurst Island ♦ Dual Km ♦ Visible Satellite Image ♦ Eastern Portion ♦ Doppler Radar Km ♦ Cirrus Anvil ♦ Radar Island ♦ Dry Season ♦ November Case ♦ Garden Point Site ♦ Bathhurst Island ♦ Primary Objective
Abstract The Maritime Continent Thunderstorm Experiment (MCTEX) This study concentrates on the 27 November case. On this took place from 13 November to 10 December 1995, on the date, convection developed over the channel between Melville Tiwi Islands, Australia. The primary objective of the and Bathhurst Islands at about 0330 UTC (1330LT). This experiment was to study the lifecycles of the thunderstorms, convective cell drifted towards the west leaving a trailing which occur almost daily on these islands during the transition cirrus anvil. The cirrus spread north/south, arriving over the between wet and dry seasons. As part of this experiment, a Garden Point site at about 0530 UTC at a height of 12 to 15 suite of remote sensing instruments including a dual- km. Figures 1 and 2 show the geostationary meteorological wavelength millimeter radar, a 10-cm vertically pointing satellite (GMS) visible satellite images for 0530 UTC and radar, a microwave radiometer, a lidar and broad-band solar, 0630 UTC, showing the spread of the cirrus anvil covering all and infrared (IR) radiometers were deployed at the village of of Bathurst Island and extending over the eastern portion of Garden Point located on the northwest corner of Melville Melville Island. A few hours later (0730 UTC), the radar Island (11.4S, 130.41E). Soundings were acquired at Max- shows a lower but thicker cirrus layer extending from 6 to 13 well Creek (11.55S, 130.56E), and a scanning Doppler radar km and lasting until 1230 UTC. As the cirrus anvil moved was operated at Nguiu (10.23S, 130.616E) on Bathhurst over the site, the downward solar irradiance dropped from 900 Island. 2
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