West Coast Picket Fence Feasibility Study During Storm-Fest I. Field Program Summary
Interim rept. Jan-Sep 1992
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION WASHINGTON DC
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The West Coast Picket Fence was a series of seven special rawinsonde sites interspersed among the seven regular rawinsonde sites along the west coast. In addition to the improved spatial resolution, rawinsondes were launched every 3 h at all 14 sites to improve time resolution during four Intensive Observing Periods. The objective was to demonstrate the feasibility of the Picket Fence observations by providing improved upstream boundary conditions for the forecasts of mesoscale weather events in the Midwest during the STORM-Front Experiment Systems Test in February and March 1992. The Picket Fence field experiment observations at each station are summarized during the four Intensive Observing Periods, which included a variety of meteorological systems passing the west coast. West Coast Picket Fence Upstream Boundary Condition STORM- FEST.