Facility Locations

Southern Indian Ocean

Deployment sites for DYNAMO

The Indian Ocean is one of the Earth-s most sensitive regions where the ocean and atmosphere interact, thereby affecting global climate. The Maldives-Chagos Archipelago provides a unique setting for this type of observational research because it is situated in a key formation region of the MJO, and provides an excellent location for land- and aircraft-based measurements in the Indian Ocean.

DYNAMO will provide researchers with vital observations of the MJO, a poorly understood phenomena, particularly during the initiation phase. The results will help researchers to more accurately forecast the weather and climate of the equatorial Indian Ocean and around the world. Large-scale weather events, such as the MJO, create pulses that have direct effects on regional weather pattens around the world, similar to that of a chain reaction.

 

Maldives

The Maldive Islands provide a unique location for this type of observational research because it is located in a key formation region of the MJO and provides an excellent location for land-based measurements in the Indian Ocean.

Two islands in the Maldives will host DYNAMO instrumentation - Gan Island, Addu Atoll and Hulhulemale Island, North Malé Atoll.

Hulhulemale Island :: North Malé Atoll

  • Malé International Airport
    • Colorado State University Sounding Facility
  Malé International Airport Site :: North Malé Atoll
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Gan Island :: Addu Atoll

Gan Island is host to three DYNAMO instrument sites - Spit Site, Wharf Site (Radar Super Site), and Gan Airport.

  • Wharf Site
    • NCAR S-PolKa Radar
    • AMF-2 Ka-band & W-band Radars
    • University of Miami Radiometer
  • Spit Site
    • SMART-R
  • Gan Airport
    • AMF-2
    • SAFIRE Falcon-20
    • ARM Sounding Facility

Gan Sites :: Addu Atoll
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Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)

Diego Garcia Airport
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Diego Garcia

  • Diego Garcia Airport
    • NOAA P-3
    • NCAR Integrated Sounding System (ISS)

 

 

 

 

Eastern Indian Ocean :: Research Ships

Research ships throughout
eastern Indian Ocean.
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R/V Revelle

  • NASA/CSU C-band Radar
  • NOAA W-band
  • Integrated Sounding System (ISS)
  • Conductivity, Temperature, & Depth (CTD)
  • Lidar
  • Radiometer
  • Surface Meteorology
  • Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
  • Chemistry & biology of upper ocean

R/V Mirai

  • Research equipment associated with CINDY2011

R/V Sagar Kanya

  • Research equipment associated with CINDY2011

 

 

Eastern Indian Ocean :: Buoys and Mooring Systems

Systems of moorings and buoys
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Upper Ocean/Surface Moorings


RAMA :: The Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian
Monsoon Analysis and Prediction

 

 

 

 

Manus Island, Papua New Guinea

DOE/ARM Climate Research
Facility :: Manus Island, Papua
New Guinea site
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DOE/ARM Climate Research Facility site on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea

  • Research instrumentation associated with AMIE