August 1, 2008 to September 30, 2008
Project Location: 
Miami, FL
Project Description: 

CPS was the Cloud and Precipitation Study, a project to improve knowledge and understanding of sub-tropical and tropical cloud and precipitation processes. CPS examined convective storms in the Miami area, such as thunder storms originating in the Everglades, sea-breeze initiated convection, and outer rain-bands of passing tropical storms. A variety of radars at various wavelengths were used, allowing, for example, the relationship between up and down drafts and rain drop-size distributions to be examined, with the aim of improving the understanding of sub-tropical/tropical precipitation. The project was based in Miami FL, and used EOL's  ISS with MAPR and a variety of University of Miami and instrumentation.