Measuring clouds in the tropics

For 2020, the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology ramps up the unique field campaign EUREC4A above the tropical North Atlantic.

EUREC4A – Elucidating the Role of Cloud-Circulation Coupling in Climate – is a field campaign, aiming for a better understanding on how precipitation and clouds evolve, and wheather clouds rather amplify or mitigate global warming. The survey will cover atmospheric, land and water investigations in and around Barbados, where the Institute already has a scientific base.

The high-performance C-Band-Radar POLDIRAD will enable a broad extension of the analyzed area, and, for the first time, it will also enable the spatial allocation of precipitation. As the budget for this radar is still lacking, we are looking forward to generous funding by our Supporting Members, thus ensuring the success of the campaign in 2020.

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