Project # 2005-304 RAINEX

Hurricane RAinband and INtensity-change EXperiment

Principal Investigator(s):   Shuyi S. Chen, Robert A. Houze, Jr.

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory P-3 Orion

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Documentation Summary

This site has the final documentation for the airborne measurements obtained from the Naval Research Lab's P-3 Orion aircraft (modified for the NCAR/EOL/RTF ELDORA radar) during the hurricane RAinband and INtensity-change EXperiment (RAINEX). This field campaign took place from 26 August to 22 September 2005.

The Low-Rate (LRT, 1 sample per second) production data set is available on-line at the URL:

If this access method is unacceptable, data orders may be directed to the RAF Data Manager, Ron Ruth, phone: (303)497-1084. Access is also possible through individual scientist accounts with the NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL).

Please note that only the P-3's in-situ data can be accessed from this site. If you are interested in the ELDORA data, please contact: Wen-Chau Lee.

Both the raw and production output data have been archived to the NCAR/CISL Mass Store System (MSS) which has proven to be extremely reliable. However, we strongly urge data recipients to make their own archival copies to protect against damage or loss.

Software for viewing the Low-Rate data is available from the RAF. Please consult the RAF Software Product Guide for more information on available RAF data-perusal programs.

As you proceed with analysis of your data, you may have questions, encounter problems, or uncover discrepancies or other aspects of the data set that may be of interest to the RAF and to other users. We ask that you bring these issues to the attention of the Project Manager or the RAF Manager.

Pavel Romashkin, (303)497-1027
RAINEX Project Manager
FAX phone number:  (303)497-1092
Mail address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
EOL/Research Aviation Facility
P. O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
U. S. A.

We are pleased to serve as major providers of information to the RAINEX project and look forward to assisting you and the other investigators as the analysis of those data proceeds. If I can be of further help, please do not hesitate to call.


Jeffrey L. Stith, Ph.D.
Manager, Research Aviation Facility

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