With the cooperation of the Government of Barbados and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as lead agency, the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment (BOMEX) was conducted over the tropical Atlantic East of Barbados in the summer of 1969. The field operations for this multiagency national study of the ocean-atmosphere system were divided into four observation periods: May 3 to 15, May 24 to June 10, June 19 to July 2, and July 11 to july 28. The first three were devoted to the Sea Air Interaction Program--the BOMEX 'Core Experiment'--within a 500-km by 500-km square ship array. During the fourth period, the array was extended southward to incorporate the Intertropical Convergence Zone.
Following the field operations, the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Analysis Project (BOMAP) Office was established to reduce and process the data that had been collected by ship, aircraft, and land-based acquisition system under the operational control of the BOMEX Temporary Archive at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C., in 1971.
On July 1,1971, the BOMEX office became the Center for Experiment Design and Data Analysis (CEDDA) and was subsequently transferred from NOAA's Environmental Research Laboratories to its Environmental Data Service. One of the tasks assigned to CEDDA--in addition to its participation in other field experiments, was to reprocess the BOMEX data. Final validation of the data was undertaken through detailed analysis and application of necessary corrections, a task that was completed in the fall of 1974, when the BOMEX Permanent Archive was established at NCDC.
Entry_ID: NC00530 (MD Identifier: 611) Temporal Coverage: From: 1969-05-01 TO: 1969-07-31 Geographic Coverage: Southwest Extent: 7N,60W Northeast Extent: 18N,52W Source: AIRCRAFT BALLOONS SHIPS Sensor: BLIP>Boundary Layer Instrument Package RAWINSONDE Storage Media: Magnetic Tape Campaign/Project: CGC>NOAA Climate and Global Change Program Discipline, Subdiscipline: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE EARTH SCIENCE > LAND EARTH SCIENCE > OCEAN Location Keyword: ATLANTIC OCEAN>North Atlantic Ocean BOUNDARY LAYER EQUATORIAL TROPOSPHERE Parameter Group, Parameter: ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION > CLOUDS Cloud Heights ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION > HUMIDITY Boundary Layer > Surface ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE Upper Level>Surface ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > CLOUD TYPES ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > HUMIDITY Boundary Layer > Surface ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > PRECIPITATION ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > PRESSURE Surface Pressure ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > VISIBILITY ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > WINDS Boundary Layer > Surface HYDROLOGIC PARAMETERS > PRECIPITATION OCEAN DYNAMICS > TEMPERATURE Sea Surface Temperature OCEAN DYNAMICS > WAVES General Keywords: AMBIENT TEMPERATURE BLIP BOMEXSONDE BOUNDARY LAYER BOUNDARY LAYER HUMIDITY BOUNDARY LAYER TEMPERATURE BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS CLIMATOLOGY CLOUD HEIGHTS CONTANT PRESSURE SURFACES DIURNAL VARIATION HYGRISTOR TEMPERATURE METEOROLOGY NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN OCEANOGRAPHY RAWINSONDE DATA SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE SURFACE SURFACE HUMIDITY SURFACE TEMPERATURE SURFACE WINDS TD-9671 UPPER LEVEL HUMIDITY UPPER LEVEL TEMPERATURE UPPER LEVEL WINDS WATER VAPOR CONTENT WEATHER WET BULB TEMPERATURE Revision Date: 1993-02-08
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