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The 1977 intertropical convergence zone experimentData are presented from the 1977 Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Experiment conducted in the Panama Canal Zone in July 1977. Measurements were made daily over a 16-day period when the ITCZ moved across the Canal Zone. Two aircraft (Learjet and U-2) flew daily and provided data from horizontal traverses at several altitudes to 21.3 km of ozone, temperature, pressure, water vapor, aerosols, fluorocarbons, methane, nitrous oxide, nitric oxide, and nitric acid. Balloonsondes flown four times per day provided data on ozone, wind fields, pressure, temperature, and humidities to altitudes near 30 km. Rocketsondes provided daily data to altitudes near 69 km. Satellite photography provided detailed cloud information. Descriptions of individual experiments and detailed compilations of all results are provided.
Document ID
Document Type
Other - Collected Works
Poppoff, I. G.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Page, W. A.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Margozzi, A. P.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1979
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 198-10-10
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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