Clouds - BBC2 campaign May 2003 at Cabauw

From May 3rd till 24th 2003, the intensive (cloud) measurement campaign "BBC2" was held at Cabauw, the Netherlands. The BBC2 campaign was jointly organized by the University of Bonn and KNMI. The University of Bonn was coordinator of the German 4DCLOUDS-project, KNMI is coordinator of the Cabauw atmospheric research observatory and member of the Dutch CESAR consortium. Beside these two research groups a number of other institutes has joint individually, in total some 100 scientists from 20 institutes participated. As most objectives and many participants are the same as those of the Baltex Bridge Campaign (BBC) in August-September 2001 organized in the framework of CLIWA-NET and 4DCLOUDS, the campaign has been named BBC2. Although the focus of the campaign was on clouds and radiation, other subjects of research were of interest like turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer and small scale structure of rainfall. Instrumentation deployed covers a wide range of important parameters. A number of advanced active and passive remote sensing systems was operated in Cabauw. In-situ particle probes were operated on aircrafts and from a tethered balloon. Radiation sensors for long and short wave range were mounted on aircrafts and operated on the ground. Turbulence measurements were performed on the different platforms, including the 213 m high meteorological tower. Radiosondes were launched regularly during the campaign.

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Author Arnoud Apituley
Maintainer KNMI Data Services
Version 1.0
Last Updated June 8, 2021, 09:47 (UTC)
Created June 8, 2021, 09:47 (UTC)
Dataset name bbc2_campaign_cabauw_2003
Dataset version 1.0
East bound longitude 6.46
File identifier 8f07590c-9933-4269-b785-a6473d589d15
From 2001-08-01T00:00:00
Identifier urn:xkdc:ds:nl.knmi::bbc2_campaign_cabauw_2003/1.0/
Linage statement data processed by campaign participants, details available from system managers
North bound latitude 53.01
Publication timestamp 2019-11-05T13:34:52
Reference system identifier EPSG4326
South bound latitude 51.03
Status completed
Supplemental information Results are published in BAMS: "The BALTEX Bridge Campaign: An integrated approach for a better understanding of clouds", S. Crewell et al, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-85-10-1565
Until 2001-09-30T23:59:59
Update frequency notPlanned
Use limitation no limitations
West bound longitude 2.9