The HyMEx Campaign (see presentation of the campaign) officially started in September 6th this year for a special observation period of 2 months. The TARA radar arrived on site in August 28th and started to operate on the 29th in the evening, providing already some nice measurements which shall be processed soon (some posts might follow soon on the ATMOS weblog ).
This TU Delft project also involved students (3 masters and 2 phd) in this adventure. The 3 master students are involved in short projects under a DRI environment initiative. They started a preparatory work at TU Delft (co-supervised by Christine Unal and Igor Stepanov) begining / mid september. Two of them, Kyriaki and Ning are directly invovled with the data processing of the TARA radar. The other student, Bas Crezee is working on a cloud resolving model (ARPS) in order to simulate one heavy previpiation event that occur during this campaign.
visit of the research aircrafts
opearating the TARA radar
Since 1st October, they officially started the fieldwork part of their project. They will be on site for the coming for 2 to 3 weeks and will then return to TU Delft to finalize their project. The main goal of the fieldwork part is to provide students a global understanding of how such an international experiment is operated. This fieldwork is, therefore, combining visit of the different ressources which have been deployed for the measurement campaign, work on their own topic as well as learn how to operate the TARA radar during precipitation events.
forecast section at the Hymex operation center
visit of the NSSL radar (National severe storms laboratory)
Impression of the students, regarding these activities, can be found under the student logbook section of this weblog.
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