Tarendra Lakhankar

CREST-SAFE snow Field Experiment Real-time data

Dr. Lakhankar is Principal Investigator of CREST-Snow Analysis and Field Experiment (CREST-SAFE). CREST-SAFE data is available online and can be accessed through https://www.noaacrest.org/snow/data.html.  This experiment is being carried out every winter seasons from 2010. The field experiment site is located at 46°52’00.9N and 68°00’47.9W on the premises of Caribou Municipal Airport and National Weather Service office at Caribou, ME. Caribou with a humid continental climate, offers the ideal conditions for snow studies, the normal seasonal snowfall for Caribou is approximately 116 inches (2.9 m). The record snowfall for Caribou is 197.8 inches (5.02 m) set in the winter of 2007-2008. Field observation data include synoptic/meteorological parameters, radiation fluxes and measured microwave emission (brightness temperature) at 10, 19, 37 and 89 GHz, vertical and horizontal polarization. In addition to dual polarized microwave radiometers, the field experiment site equipped with Gamma radiation sensor (to measure Snow Water Equivalent), CIMEL Sunphotometer, ultrasonic snow depth sensor, Infrared Thermometer (for Snow skin temperature), Net Radiation Sensors, Humidity, Temperature, snow temperature profiler (measures temperature at every 5 cm of snow layer), snow grain size, density, and network camera for real time remote monitoring of the site.

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