An operations center was designed for the Cooperative Convective Precipitation Experiment to facilitate the task of coordinating research activities. This paper describes the facilities of the center and the role of the operations team—consisting of a director and supporting instrument systems coordinators—in its development and daily use. Features of this center should be of interest to personnel planning large meteorological field experiments involving complex, integrated research operations.

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1The National Center for Atmospheric Research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.