August 25, 2012 to February 15, 2015
Project Location: 
U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah
Project Phase: 
Data Stewardship
Funding Type: 
Agency Funded
Project Description: 

The Mountain Terrain Atmospheric Modeling and Observations (MATERHORN) Program, funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), was designed to investigate complex-terrain meteorology over a wide range of scales, topographic features, and driving mechanisms by drawing expertise from multiple disciplines and by employing complementary research methodologies.

Two major field experiments or campaigns, denoted MATERHORN-X (Fall/Autumn 2012 and Spring 2013), were conducted at the Granite Mountain Atmospheric Sciences Testbed (GMAST) of the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) in Utah (see image below), collecting high-resolution measurements focusing on conditions dominated by thermal circulations and strong synoptic forcing. Another smaller MATERHORN-X study focused on Fog formation was conducted in January 2015. Originally, all data collected was archived and distributed to the MATERHORN Community by the University of Notre Dame (UND) following each field campaign. As of late 2016, NCAR/EOL will provide access to the MATERHORN-X Final Data Archive.

The MATERHORN-X Data Archive is in the process of being migrated to NCAR/EOL and datasets will become accessible through "Data Access" link on this web page.  Note that only the MATERHORN-X data (see table below) is contained in this archive. 

 

MATERHORN-X EXPERIMENTS       DATES      
Materhorn X-Dry 25 Aug 2012 - 28 Aug 2012
Materhorn X-Fall/Autumn 25 Sep 2012 - 25 Oct 2012
Materhorn X-Spring 1 May 2013 - 30 May 2013
Materhorn X-Fog 30 Nov 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

 

MATERHORN Granite Peak Area Map