T-28 Participation in the project at Big Spring, Tx (TEXARC), 1994

  |    Overview    |    Flights    |    Reports    |

Overview

The T-28 participated in the Texas EXperiment in Augmenting Rainfall through Cloud Seeding (TEXARC) during August, 1994 at Big Spring, Texas. The goals of the project included documenting the physical processes operating within vigorous supercooled convective towers and to conduct a randomized seeding study of convective clouds and complexes.

The T-28 was used to penetrate the core of these clouds, both seeded and unseeded, to provide measurements which would enable investigators to corroborate or modify models based upon earlier experiments. The T-28 also had the assignment of helping to assess whether or not a cell was a suitable candidate for the experiments.

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


Flights

  • Flight 632 - 8/04/94 16:25 - 18:15
  • Flight 634 - 8/05/94 15:55 - 18:10
  • Flight 635 - 8/08/94 14:30 - 16:50
  • Flight 637 - 8/14/94 15:20 - 17:35
  • Flight 638 - 8/15/94 16:00 - 18:05
  • Flight 639 - 8/20/94 16:10 - 18:45
  • Flight 641 - 8/24/94 17:00 - 18:50
  • Flight 642 - 8/31/94 15:40 - 17:00


Reports

To obtain the Operational Summary of Texarc 1994, contact

George W. Bomar
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Tx 78711-3087