GALE: Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE)

1985-1988

GALE studied a variety of mesoscale phenomena and air-sea interaction processes indigenous to the East Coast of the United States and it investigated their contributions to cyclogenesis. The location of the GALE observational network, centered on the eastern Carolinas, and the period of the filed experiment, January 15 through March 15, 1986, encompassed the general location and time of year most common for cyclogenesis on the East Coast.

From Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment: GALE Experiment Design

Thirteen special observing periods were designated for intensive observations from conventional and special GALE sources. An integral part of the experiment was GOES data which was collected and archived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center. This data was made available to the Raleigh, North Carolina GALE forecast office via a workstation remotely connected to the Man-computer Interactive Data Access System (McIDAS) at UW-SSEC where the data is archived on video cassettes.

From GOES Imagery for the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment

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Publications

  • Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) experiment design. Boulder, CO, [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)], GALE Project Office, GALE Experimental Design Panel, 1985. vi, 199p. QC/880.7/L68/G354/1985.

  • Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment: GALE preliminary analysis reports. Reports of GALE Preliminary Analysis Workhop, Pacific Grove, 16-17 February 1987. Boulder, CO, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), GALE Project Office, 1987. Preliminary results not intended for reference. v, 263p. QC/880.4/L68/G355/1987.

  • Martin, David and Auvine, Brian. Quick look Atlantic Ocean rain maps for GALE. An interim report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, contract NAG5-742. Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, 1987. 31p. UW SSEC Publication No.87.03.M1.

  • Martin, David W., Auvine, Brian, and Hinton, Barry. Atlantic Ocean satellite rain maps for GALE. A final report to National Aeronautics and Space Administration for Contract #NAG5-742, for the period of 1 October 1985 through 14 April 1988. Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, 1988. 14p., figures. UW SSEC Publication No.88.04.M1.

  • Rogers, Eric; Mimego, Geoffrey J.; Ferrity, Joseph P.; Petersen, Ralph A.; Schmidt, Brian D., and Kann, Deirdre M. Preliminary experiments using GALE observations at the National Meteorological Center. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society v.71, no.3, 1990, pp319-333. Reprint #4435

  • Velden, Christopher and Pyeatt, Janet. GOES imagery for the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment, GALE period: January 15-March 15, 1986. Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, 1987. v, 258p. UW SSEC Publication No.87.07.V1. Oversize #472.

  • Velden, Christopher, Smith, William L., Achtor, Thomas H., and Menzel, W. Paul. Meteorological satellite product support and research for Project GALE. A final report to National Aeronautics and Space Administration for contract #NAG5-742 for the period of 1 October 1985-14 April 1988. Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, 1988. 3p., appendixes. UW SSEC Publication No.88.06.V1.

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