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MOHAVE 2009 Campaign

 

Updated: 21 December 2011

NEWS AND UPDATES

Posted Tuesday Dec. 21, 2011 6:00 pm PST:
Update on MOHAVE 2009 - related publications (including AMT Special Issue) now released on this website
Access to published articles is available here.

Posted Saturday Feb. 19, 2011 9:00 am PST:
MOHAVE 2009 "Quick-look" results now posted on this website
These results are available here.

Posted Monday Feb. 7, 2011 6:00 pm PST:
MOHAVE 2009 Public Data now available on this website
All data have now been released publicly and are available here.

Posted Tuesday Nov. 24, 2010 6:20 pm PST:
MOHAVE 2009 Workshop 2 Agenda and Presentations now available on this website
Workshop-2 Agenda and most presentations are now available here.

Posted Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010 5:00 pm PDT:
ALL MOHAVE 2009 Final Data now available on MOHAVE ftp server
The final version of the MOHAVE 2009 data are now all uploaded on the MOHAVE ftp server. Thank you all for the (almost) timely revisions.

Posted Monday Mar. 15, 2010 7:20 pm PDT:
MOHAVE 2009 final data due on MOHAVE ftp server on August 18, 2010
As recommended during workshop-1, the final version of the MOHAVE 2009 data are due for upload on the MOHAVE ftp server 2 months before the start of Workshop-2, i.e., should be uploaded on August 18, 2010 at the latest.

Posted Monday Mar. 15, 2010 7:00 pm PDT:
MOHAVE 2009 ftp server back on and running
The new, secure, MOHAVE ftp server is now open to all MOHAVE contributors. Just use your login info as you did before it went down earlier this year.

Posted Monday Mar. 1, 2010 5:00 pm PST:
MOHAVE 2009 Workshop-2 Announcement
Nik Kampfer, from University of Bern will be hosting the MOHAVE 2009 Workshop #2. The Workshop objectives are to present and compile the results obtained from the final version of the MOHAVE 2009 data, and define the action items for the dissemination of the MOHAVE 2009 final results. The Workshop will take place on October 18-20, 2010 (3 days) at the Department of Physics of University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Additional logistical and program information will be posted whenever available.

Posted Thursday Jan. 28, 2010 5:00 pm PST:
MOHAVE 2009 Workshop-1 Agenda posted
The latest version of the Workshop Agenda is now available on line here.

Posted Friday Jan. 15, 2010 1:00 pm PST:
MOHAVE 2009 ftp server access temporarily closed
Due to a necessary secuirty upgrade, the MOHAVE ftp server access is temporarily suspended. MOHAVE investigators are asked to inquire with Dan Walsh and Thierry Leblanc for any future data uploads and downlaods. Sorry for the temporary inconvenience.

Posted Wednesday Nov. 23, 2009 1:00 pm PST:
MOHAVE 2009 Workshop #1 Announcement
NOAA/ESRL/GMD will be hosting the MOHAVE 2009 Workshop #1. The Workshop objectives are to present and compile the results obtained from the first version of the MOHAVE 2009 data, and define the next action(s) to take with respect to a final version of the archived data, and to the expected science achievements. The Workshop will take place on February 9-11, 2010 (3 days) at the NOAA/ESRL Facility in Boulder, CO. Additional logistical and program information will be posted whenever available.

Posted Wednesday Oct. 28, 2009 7 pm PDT:
MOHAVE 2009 Measurements ended
The MOHAVE 2009 measurements ended with a last RS92 launch at 9:14 am this morning (local time). A wealth of data was succesfully collected over the 2-week long period between Oct 11 and today. Only a very small fraction of the measurements have been analyzed so far, and a period of intensive data anlaysis is just starting. About 200 hours of water vapor Raman lidar data, 70 hours of tropospheric ozone lidar data, and 50 hours of stratospheric ozone and temperature data have been collected. In addition, 16 CFH, 4 NOAA-FPH, and 59 RS92 PTU sondes were succesfully launched. An FTIR (daytime only), two microwave instruments, and 2 GPS receivers have produced nearly-continuous measurements of integrated precipitable water. A summary of measurements can be found here. Another update will be posted soon, in which the future data analysis, instrument validation and expected science outcomes, will be described, This update will provide deadlines and information on future events.

Posted Friday Oct. 16, 2009 10 am PDT:
Disturbed upper troposphere and lower stratosphere forecasted by MIMOSA for Sunday through Tuesday
Several tropopause fold and stratospheric intrusion events are being forecasted for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. In addition, the model shows a signature of subtropical flow in the lower stratosphere (400-475 K) Sunday through Monday. Check the 5-day outlook here, and the various maps and animations there.

Posted Friday Oct. 16, 2009 10 am PDT:
Measurement Plan for MOHAVE days/nights 5, 6, 7, 8:
Friday 10/16 PDT
: 8+ hours lidar, 1+ ECC+CFH, 3+ dual RS92, possibly 1 NOAA-FPH
Saturday 10/17 PDT: 8+ hours lidar, 2+ ECC+CFH, 3+ dual RS92, possibly 1 NOAA-FPH
Sunday 10/18 PDT:8+ hours lidar, 2+ ECC+CFH, 3+ dual RS92, possibly 1 NOAA-FPH
Monday 10/19 PDT: 8+ hours lidar, 2+ ECC+CFH, 3+ dual RS92, possibly 1 NOAA-FPH


Posted Friday Oct. 16, 2009 10 am PDT:
Measurement Summary for MOHAVE nights 1, 2, 3, 4:
Monday 10/12 PDT
: No lidar measurement, no balloon measurement (bad weather)
Tuesday 10/13 PDT: No lidar measurement, no balloon measurement (bad weather)
Wednesday 10/14 PDT: Limited lidar measurements (GSFC lidars issues), 1dual-RS92 launch
Thursday 10/15 PDT: ~6-hours lidar measurement, 1 launch with 1 ECC + NOAA FPH + 1 RS92, 1 launch with dual RS92


Posted Monday Oct. 13, 2009 7 pm PDT:
MOHAVE Night 1 off due to bad weather. Bad weather compromised Monday night measurements (MOHAVE night 1). This bad weather is expected to remain until Wednesday. Next chance for measurements on Wednesday night. Next expected night with full deployment on Thursday night.

Posted Monday Oct. 12, 2009 7 pm PDT:
MOHAVE Nights 1, 2, and 3 compromised by bad weather. Bad wether has compromised Monday nights measurements (MOHAVE night 1). This bad weather is expected to remain until Wednesday. Next expected measurements on Thursday night. Click here to see a MIMOSA view of this cold front in the upper troposphere (time-series of high-resolution advected PV)

Posted Monday Oct. 12, 2009 7 pm PDT:
JPL FTIR MkIV arrival to TMF delayed. Bad weather and a trailer certification has delayed the arrival of the JPL FTIR (MkIV) at TMF. Expected arrival date is Wednesday 10/14.

Posted Monday Oct. 12, 2009 PDT:
Slow start for the GSFC lidars. Several unexpected problems have slowed down the preparation of the GSFC lidar instruments. The AT lidar is expected to be ready Monday evening. The STROZ lidar is now ready. Synchronization with the jPL lidars is on-going. The ALVICE lidar has run Sunday night at low power. High power should be up Monday evening or Tuesday.

Posted Monday Oct. 12, 2009 PDT:
Data accessible on ftp server to MOHAVE participants. Dan Walsh will send all MOHAVE participants their log-in information to the MOHAVE ftp server on Tuesday morning (10/13) PDT. As of tonight, the following datasets are available: GPS-TABV, microwave-WVMS, TMF-groundMET, 1 flight RS92-JPL, 1 flight ECC+CFH, MIMOSA daily forecasts, NCEP daily profiles above TMF, ECMWF analysis (with 48-hours delay). To be posted soon: GPS-SumomiNet, JPL lidars, THref groundMET, MIAWARA microwave, and MIAWARA-groundMET.

Posted Sunday Oct. 11, 2009 PDT:
ECC, CFH, RS92, and lidar measurements on Saturday night (10/11 UT). The three JPL lidars at TMF (stratospheric ozone, tropospheric ozone, and water vapor) have run successfully during the night of 10/11 for the 64-km coincidence with MLS at 10:01 UT. A ECC+CFH was successfully launched at 8:23 UT, reaching 28 km 1 h 30 min later. The balloon payload was recovered sucessfully, and in very good shape, on Sunday afternoon in the MOJAVE desert (see picture here).

Posted Friday Oct. 10, 2009 PDT
MIMOSA and National Weather Service Forecasts available on-line. The Potential Vorticity 5-day forecasts from the high-resolution advection model MIMOSA, as well as the 5-day weather forecast for Wrightwood are available on-line and can be found by clicking here.

Posted Oct. 6, 2009 PDT:
Wildfire delays MOHAVE 2009. The so-called "Sheep Fire" started on October 3 Southeast of Wrightwood led to the mandatory evacuation of Wrightwood, and the closure of all access roads to Wrightwood and the JPL Table Mountain Facility. Restrictions were lifted today October 6, at 12 Noon. As a result, the arrival of the lidar investigators and trailers was delayed by one day. A picture of the fire as of Sunday Oct 4th can be found here.




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