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NAME Enhanced Observation Period. NAME Science Working Group April, 2003 NAME Homepage: http://www.joss.ucar.edu/name. Moisture Budget Region. SMEX 04. Simple Raingauges. Simple Raingauges. Veg. Flux Site. NERN : Shuttleworth, Watts, Gochis, Garatuza.

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NAME Enhanced Observation Period

NAME Science Working Group

April, 2003

NAME Homepage:

http://www.joss.ucar.edu/name

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SMEX 04

Simple Raingauges

Simple Raingauges

Veg. Flux Site

nern shuttleworth watts gochis garatuza
NERN : Shuttleworth, Watts, Gochis, Garatuza
  • 100 Event logging, tipping bucket raingages
  • 6 major W-E transects traversing SMO
  • Major improvement in topographic and temporal sampling of precipitation
  • Installed 2002-2003, in operation through spring of 2006
  • Not available in real-time

Contacts: gochis@rap.ucar.edu, watts@fisica.uson.mx,

garatuza@itson.mx

simple raingage network higgins and lobato
Simple Raingage Network : Higgins and Lobato
  • 1000 Simple accumulation gages
  • Covering major data sparse regions in North-central and North western Mexico
  • Daily accumulated rainfall
  • Improved spatial representation of precipitation
  • Maintained by IMTA
  • Not available in real-time

Contact: Wayne.Higgins@noaa.gov

rlobato@tlaloc.imta.mx

augmentation of southern arizona alert network jamison
Augmentation of Southern Arizona ALERT Network: Jamison
  • Installation of 3 additional ALERT, automated weather stations
  • Improved monitoring in data-sparse border region in Southern Arizona
  • Temp, RH, Press., Wind speed and direction, event precipitation
  • Maintained by NWS
  • Real-time and GTS availability

Contact: Austin.Jamison@noaa.gov

augmented surface temperature and humidity measurements a douglas
Augmented Surface Temperature and Humidity Measurements: A. Douglas
  • 16 recording temperature and humidity sensors
  • Deployed along SMO transects in collaboration with the NERN and CNA/SMN observatories
  • Will help elucidate temp/RH profile over SMO
  • Not available in real time

Contacts: sonora@creighton.edu

gochis@rap.ucar.edu

land atmosphere fluxes from the deciduous tropical forest m douglas
Land – Atmosphere Fluxes from the Deciduous Tropical Forest: M. Douglas
  • Flux tower, sounding and tethersonde measurements over a deciduous forest site in the SMO foothills
  • Eddy-covariance fluxes
  • Bare ground and canopy flux estimates
  • Soil moisture measurements
  • Additional PIBAL and surface met. stations
  • Not available in realtime

Contacts: Michael.Douglas@noaa.gov

watts@fisica.uson.mx

name soil moisture field campaign smex04 jackson
NAME Soil Moisture Field Campaign (SMEX04): Jackson
  • Two domains: Walnut Gulch, AZ & northern Sonora, MX
  • Multiscale measurement and validation of near surface soil moisture content
  • NASA-AMSRE and NASA-P3 passive microwave
  • Ground-based, TDR measurements
  • Not available in real-time

SMEX 04

Contact: tjackson@hydrolab.arsusda.gov

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NWS Las Vegas

NWS Amarillo

NWS Flagstaff

NWS Albuquerque

SRP Phoenix

NWS Tucson

NWS San Diego

NWS Midland

NCAR ISS

NWS El Paso

NWS Del Rio

NCAR ISS

SMN Chihuahua

SMN Guaymas

M. Douglas RAOB

SMN Torreon

NCAR GLASS

NCAR ISS

SMN Monterrey

SMN La Paz

NOAA ETL/AL

SMN Zacatecas

SMN Mazatlan

EOP Ship RAOB

integrated sounding systems johnson
Integrated Sounding Systems: Johnson

Puerto Peñasco - ISS

  • 3 NCAR/ISSs deployed at P. Peñasco, Kino Bay, Los Mochis
    • GPS soundings, 915 MHz wind profiler, RASS, sfc. met.
    • EOP: 2x Daily P. Peñasco, Kino Bay; 4x Los Mochis
    • IOP: 6x Los Mochis
  • 1 NCAR GLASS system deployed at Loreto, BCS
    • GPS sounding, sfc. met.
    • EOP: 4x Daily; IOP: 6x
  • Nominal Jul 1-Aug. 15
  • GTS available

Kino Bay - ISS

Loreto - GLASS

Los Mochis - ISS

Contacts: johnson@atmos.colostate.edu

enhanced operational soundings zhou nws a douglas and cortez smn
Enhanced Operational Soundings: Zhou/NWS, A. Douglas and Cortez/SMN

Radiosonde photo courtesy of Vaisala, Inc.

  • Increased frequency of GPS soundings at 9 U.S. and 8 Mexican RAOB sites:
    • NWS: EOP 2x daily

IOP 4x daily

20 IOP Days: Tucson, Las Vegas, San Diego,Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Midland, El Paso, Amarillo, Del Rio

    • SMN: EOP 2x daily (Start 6/21)

IOP 6x daily

20 IOP Days: Chihuahua, Guaymas,

Mazatlan, La Paz

12 IOP Days: Monterrey, Zacatecas,

Torreon

    • DOD/Yuma: (7/1-8/15)
  • Most Stations GTS available

Contacts: sonora@creighton.edu

Jiayu.Zhou@noaa.gov

mcortez@mailsmn.cna.gob.mx

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Belize

Costa Rica

pibal soundings douglas
PIBAL Soundings: Douglas
  • Atmospheric profiles of wind speed and direction
  • Instrumented balloon tracked from surface to ~ 11 km (cloud dependent)
  • Approx. 20 stations proposed over the NAME region
  • Many sites will be available in ~ 2-3hr delayed reception

Contact: Michael.Douglas@noaa.gov

precipitation and vertical wind profiling king williams and white
Precipitation and Vertical Wind Profiling: King, Williams and White
  • Coastal Site (40 km NW of Spol Radar)
    • 915 MHz vertical wind profiler w/ RASS
    • 449 MHz vertical wind profiler
    • S-band reflectivity
    • Surface disdrometer
    • Surface met. and flux
    • Soil moisture
    • Cielometer
  • May 28 – Sept 30, 2004
    • *Partial deployment thru 2006
  • Available in near real-time

Coastal Site: Southern SIN

Contacts: cwilliams@al.noaa.gov

allen.b.white@noaa.gov, clark.king@noaa.gov

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Radar Umbrella Radius: Approx. 150 km

NEXRAD Midland

NEXRAD Tucson

NEXRAD Yuma

NEXRAD El Paso

NEXRAD San Angelo

SMN Cd. Obregon

SMN El Palmito

SMN Guasabe

NCAR SPOL

SMN Los Cabos

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SUMMARY OF NAME ‘Aircraft’ OBSERVATIONS

  • Budgeted flight hrs: 80
  • Airborne instrument package:
    • Flight level T, q, Press, U, V
    • Dropwinsonde capable
    • X-band Doppler Radar
  • Some data available in real-time

Contact: Michael.Douglas@noaa.gov

cotton@atmos.colostate.edu

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SUMMARY OF NAME ‘Oceanographic’ OBSERVATIONS

Mex. Navy Vessel:

  • Surface and PBL meteorological measurements from a research vessel
  • Ocean-atmosphere fluxes
  • 915 MHz Wind profiler
  • Cloud ceilometer
  • Vaisala RS-90 rawinsondes
  • CTD ocean profiles
  • Location: 23.5 N 108 W
  • July 5-22 : July 26-Aug. 12
oceanographic measurements cicese and m douglas
Oceanographic Measurements: CICESE and M. Douglas

CICESE Vessel (R.V. Ulloa):

  • Multiple transects traversing the southern G. California
  • Pilot balloon, tethersondes and both GPS- and non-GPS radiosonde observations
  • Drifter deployment
  • Sfc. met, water temp, salinity and current mapping
  • Not available in real-time
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NAME Enhanced Observation Period

Jul. 1, 2004-Aug. 15, 2004

NAME Homepage:

http://www.joss.ucar.edu/name