Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment

Location: Offutt, NE  |  Coordinates: 41°07′10″N 095°54′31″WMC3 Logo

  • HIWRAP was configured in a nadir pointing configuration on the ER-2 in support of the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) ground validation.
  • Focus was on obtaining combined radar-radiometer data sets for GPM algorithms development.
  • The ER-2 carried HIWRAP, AMPR, and CoSMIR.
  • MC3E was based at Omaha, Nebraska.
  • There were 10 science flights near or over the Oklahoma DOE Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. There were two calibration flights over the Gulf of Mexico.