AFWEX Status, 02 December 2000
Recap and Weather:
Mostly cloudy conditions at mid-day with chance of a 1km stratus deck
over Oklahoma to become broken by evening. Scheduled for a DC-8
take-off time of 1945 CST with a flight plan similar to the 11/29
flight. At 1845 the flight was canceled due to overcast conditions
at the CART site and thick cirrus moving in from the south-west. At
the CART site, the low clouds became broken by 2030 CST and then
dissipated by ~2200 CST. The cirrus moved in to cover most of
northern Oklahoma with a base of ~9.5km and a 1.5 to 2km thickness and
persisted throughout the night.
|| CART Raman Lidar
|| GSFC Raman Lidar
||Operated from 2030 to 2330 CST.
|| MPI DIAL
|| WFF Chilled Mirror Sondes
||1730 and 2030 CST Vaisala sondes launched at standard times.
|| Cryo frost-point/chilled-mirror
||Operated on the aircraft for ~2 hrs.
Dave Tobin, University of Wisconsin