Cranfield, UK - 110 flying hours

 

Home-based flying campaigns including:-

  • COPE - Convective Precipitation Experiment
  • HIEWEX - High Impact, Extreme Weather Events
  • MAMM - Methane and other greenhouse gases in the Arctic - Measurements, process studies and Modelling
  • Volcano Science - Measurements and studies of wind-blown ash over Iceland

 

Configuration information is supplied for COPE.

HIEWEX and Volcano (wind-blown ash), if flown, will operate with the instrument configuration as fitted to the aircraft at the time. There may be small changes depending on the nature of the extreme weather event.

The MAMM (August 2013) configuration is shown on the MAMM page.

A small configuration change will be needed pre- and post MAMM August 2013. N.B. A further MAMM campaign will take place after COPE, in September 2013.

 

 
 

COPE

 

Aim: To improve forecasts of heavy precipitation leading to flash flooding by understanding the physical processes and rates of those processes in the formation and development of precipitation.

Objectives:

  • Determine the microphysical processes and rates of development of precipitation from the initiation stages through to intense precipitation responsible for flash flooding, and hence improve the physics in the models;
  • Determine the dynamics and thermodynamics of the particular clouds that develop and persist, and hence improve the physics in the models;
  • Assess representation of convection with models at various storm-resolving resolutions;
  • Determine improvements made in the prediction of convective rainfall by assimilating moisture, air motion and radar reflectivity data on the mesoscale and convective scale;
  • Understand the predictability of convective rainfall in the UM and the dominant sources of model uncertainty and error.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Jul-Aug 2013 Planning Documents

 

 

Exeter Airport documents

pdf Exeter Airport North Gate to 146 v1 (509 KB)  - Directions from the Met Office to Exeter Airport North Gate and on to the 146.

pdf Exeter Airport Met Office COPE Welcome and Safety BriefMET OFFICE BREIFING (72 KB)   - Please read before going to the airport.

Jul-Aug 2013 Configuration Information

 

icon MCCM Config 15 Var COPE Diagram 2 of 2 (785.6 kB 2013-06-17 10:42:30)

 
Note: SWS and SHIMS are currently fitted. Further information is required from the Met Office as to if and when it should be fitted.

 

 

 

Instrument

COPE
Notes
Basic Aircraft, Meteorological Instruments and General Equipment
(always fitted unless otherwise stated)
   
Temperature: non-deiced/deiced, Heimann IR y  
Water: General Eastern, Buck CR2 Cryogenic Hygrometer, TWC Lyman-Alpha Hygrometer, Johnson Williams Liquid Water, Nevzorov Total/Liquid Water y should be back in service for COPE
Broad-Band Radiometers: Clear and Red y  
Weather radar y  
Turbulence probe y  
SAW n  
WVSS-II y check?
AVAPS/Aerosol LIDAR Rack    
AVAPS Dropsondes y dropsondes on order
LIDAR n  
     
Radiation    
Photometers: JNO2, JO'D n  
ARIES n  
DEIMOS n  
MARSS n  
IIR n  
SWS n  
SHIM n  
ISMAR y Possibly, for testing at Cranfield
TAFTS n  
     
Chemistry    
Core Chemistry/Nitrate Racks
   
Ozone y  
FGGA n  
CO y  
Fast NOx n  
PAN n  
Core Chemistry Rack, Civil Contingency    
SO2 n  
BBCEAS n  
FAGE n  
VACC n  
Peroxide/Formaldehyde n  
PTRMS n  
CIMS n  
QC-LAS n  
LIF, LTI/LIF/WAS or LTI/TDLAS/WAS Racks
   
LIF n  
WAS n  
Tedlar Bags n  
LTI/Grimm OPC n  
York GCMS n  
     
Cloud Physics and Aerosol    
Cloud Physics Rack    
2D Cloud n  
PCASP y  
CDP/BCP y  
CIP25
y returned to DMT
CIP100 y  
SID2
y update from Herts
SID3 y? update from Herts
AIMMS-20 y returned to Met O
Manchester Cloud/Aerosol Rack    
CAPS y  
2DS y  
SPEC-CPI y  
CCN/CPC/FWVS Rack
   
CPC, CCN, GRIMM OPC
y  
FWVS n  
Nephelometer/PSAP/Filters Rack    
Wet Nephelometer n  
Nephelometer, PSAP, Filters y  
INC n  
CVI n  
TOF-AMS y  
ALABAMA n  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drag Index Values 

 

Drag Index Values 

updated 11/06/2013 by SCD

Instrument Drag Index Value Fitted? Drag index for Fit
FFSSP 3 n  
HVPS 20 n  
2D-P 11 n  
PCASP 1 y 1
SID-1 15 n  
SID-2 18 y 18
SID-3 18 y 18
2D-C 5 n  
2D-C + modified tips 7 n  
Spec-CPI 14 y 14
CIP-25 30 n  
CIP-25 + modified tips 38 y 38
CIP-100 30 n  
CIP-100 + modified tips 38 y 38
2D-S 31 y 31
CAPS 57 n  
CAPS + modified tips 70 y 70
CDP/BCP 9 y 9
AIMMS-20 8 y 8
       
ADA-100 3 n  
PERCA Inlet 7 n  
MARSS scanner 29 n  
(HOx) FAGE Inlet 89 n  
SWS 36 n  
CAMP SAW Hygrometer 5 n  
CVI Probe 20 n  
CIMS Inlet (ROx) 39 n  
BBCEAS Inlet 5 n  
LIF Inlet 2 n  
CIMS window-blank Inlet 11 n  
WVSS-II (Rosemount Inlet) 5 y 5
ISMAR 3 n  
FAGE (HOx & CIMS Inlet [ROx}) 140 n  
GC-MS Inlet 9 n  
CORE CHEM 18 n  
       
TOTAL Drag Index     250

 

Maximum Drag Index Value = 245, unless both the HOx FAGE Inlet and the CIMS (ROx) inlet are removed, in which case the Maximum Drag Index Value =257.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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