CaPE (Florida, 1991)

T-28 Participation in the Convection and Precipitation/Electrification(CaPE) experiment

  |    Overview    |    Flights    |    Reports    |

Overview

From July 8 - Aug 18, 1991, the T-28 participated in the Convection and Precipitation/Electrification field project in east central Florida. The experiments focused on five objectives:
  1. Identification of the relationships among co-evolving wind, water, and electric fields within convective clouds.
  2. Determination of the meteorological and electrical conditions in which natural and triggered lightning can (and cannot) occur, and understanding its initiation and propagation.
  3. Development of mesoscale numerical forecasts (2-12 hr) of wind, clouds, and thunderstorms.
  4. Improving techniques for performing short-period forecasts (nowcasts, < 2 hr) of convection initiation, downbursts, and tornadoes.
  5. The characterization of precipitation particles and remote estimation of rainfall.

The T-28 flew to support the multiparameter radar studies and investigations of the microphysical and electrical structure of thunderstorms, into regions of the storm where conditions precluded other research aircraft. The T-28 was also available to supply in-situ measurements in clouds being scanned from above by various prototype remote sensing instruments.

The standard package of instruments provided for the determination of temperature, vertical wind, electric fields, water content, etc. During CaPE the T-28 carried a PMS 2D-P optical probe.


Flights

  • Flight 556 - 7/11/91 09:50 - 11:30
  • Flight 557 - 7/11/91 16:05 - 18:10
  • Flight 558 - 7/12/91 14:00 - 16:25
  • Flight 559 - 7/14/91 16:45 - 19:10
  • Flight 560 - 7/16/91 15:15 - 17:35
  • Flight 561 - 7/18/91 14:55 - 16:55
  • Flight 562 - 7/19/91 13:35 - 16:00
  • Flight 563 - 7/20/91 10:10 - 12:00
  • Flight 564 - 7/28/91 15:35 - 17:35
  • Flight 565 - 7/29/91 16:55 - 19:10
  • Flight 566 - 7/31/91 12:50 - 14:45
  • Flight 567 - 8/02/91 16:10 - 18:30
  • Flight 568 - 8/03/91 16:30 - 18:30
  • Flight 569 - 8/06/91 15:10 - 16:55
  • Flight 570 - 8/07/91 13:35 - 15:50
  • Flight 571 - 8/08/91 12:45 - 14:55
  • Flight 572 - 8/09/91 13:30 - 15:55
  • Flight 573 - 8/11/91 15:45 - 18:00
  • Flight 574 - 8/13/91 15:10 - 17:40
  • Flight 575 - 8/15/91 16:30 - 18:40
  • Flight 576 - 8/18/91 15:00 - 16:50


Reports

For a summary of the T-28 participation in the CaPE field project, see the PDF document: Report SDSMT/IAS/R-92/04.

For notes from the CaPE project, see CaPE Notes.

For the Scientific Overview and Preliminary Experimental Design project, see CaPE Overview.

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