International H2O Project (IHOP) Boundary Layer Processes
The International H2O Project (IHOP_2002) field experiment took place in May and June 2002 over the U.S. Southern Great Plains, a region often subject to devastating precipitation from storms that are generated by air mass clashes between the warm and moist air forming over the Gulf of Mexico and hot and dry air from the western mountain regions. The atmospheric boundary layer plays a key role here since it is along its discontinuities that convection often kicks off. This is the second special collection to bring together results from the rich dataset collected during IHOP_2002 after the MWR special issue focusing on convection initiation in January 2006. Click here to view the collection preface.
Special issue coordinators:
Tammy M. Weckwerth
Nolan Atkins, Editor