Research: Measurement and analysis of nocturnal mesoscale convective systems and their stable boundary layer environment during the Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) field experiment
Our research group will be part of a large field experiment in June-July of 2015: "Plains Elevated Convection at Night" or PECAN. We will be collecting mobile radiosonde observations, which will be a part of an integrated set of observations including aircraft, mobile and fixed radars, and a variety of profiling instruments. The focus of PECAN is on nocturnal convection in the Great Plains of the United States. This region receives much of its annual rainfall from nocturnal convection, yet the weather systems responsible for this precipitation are still not well understood. More information about PECAN can be found at: , and keep an eye out for updates as the project nears!