NAWDEX/W2W Workshop (Mar. 2017)
The NAWDEX campaign took place from September 19th to October 16th 2016. Several aircraft from Germany, France, the UK and the US flew from Iceland over the Atlantic Ocean to collect an unprecedented dataset of observations in the jet stream region.
More than 50 international scientists from the dynamical meteorology, the instrument, and the data communities met to discuss the outcome of the NAWDEX field phase and to make plans for collaborations exploiting the data.
The NAWDEX campaign is triggering very promising and exciting scientific collaborations between the different countries involved and between the different fields of expertise. This is partly due to the efforts of the instrumental and the database teams, who made most of the data collected during the campaign already available.
Preliminary results, first highlights and quicklooks of the data collected by the coordinated flights from the German/Swiss (HALO, DLR Falcon), French (SAFIRE), UK (FAAM), and the USA (SHOUT program) teams during the campaign have been presented.
The weather systems during the campaign have been summarized, Intensive Observation Periods (IOPs) were defined, and collaborations on specific IOPs and scientific topics have been identified.
Guidelines to share the data collected (e.g. licensing) and to access data via a database (e.g. HALO database) have been introduced to the participants.
An overview article about NAWDEX has been discussed, in particular its structure, its content and its authors. The article is planned to be submitted in BAMS in summer 2017.