Field Programs

Year(s) Title Full Name Description
2013 MPEX Mesoscale Predictability Experiment

The Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX) was conducted within the U.S. intermountain region and high plains during the late spring/early summer of 2013 and included the use of the NSF/NCAR GV, along with the new Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) dropsonde system and the Microwave Temperature Profiling (MTP) system, as well as several ground-based mobile upsonde systems, for the field experiment which took place during a 4-week time period from 15 May to 15 June 2013.  MPEX was motivated by the basic question of whether experimental, sub-synoptic observations could extend convective-scale predictability and otherwise enhance skill in regional numerical weather prediction over a roughly 6 to 24 hour time span.