89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Monday, 12 January 2009: 11:30 AM
The VOCALS Regional Experiment: field activities and preliminary findings II
Room 128AB (Phoenix Convention Center)
Hugh Coe, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; and R. Wood, C. R. Mechoso, C. Bretherton, R. A. Weller, P. H. Daum, and B. A. Albrecht
The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study Regional Experiment (VOCALS-REx), an international field program designed to make observations of poorly understood but critical components of the coupled climate system of the southeast Pacific, took place during October/November 2008. The aim of VOCALS-REx is to test a set of hypotheses regarding (a) links between aerosols, clouds, and precipitation in the stratocumulus-topped boundary layer; (b) physical and chemical couplings between the ocean, atmosphere and land in the southeast Pacific. In this presentation we will present a summary of the major field activities and highlight preliminary findings.

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