The NAME 2004 field campaign and modeling strategy

Wayne Higgins, Dave Ahijevych, Jorge Amador, Ana Barros, E. Hugo Berbery, Ernesto Caetano, Richard Carbone, Paul Ciesielski, Rob Cifelli, Miguel Cortez-Vasquez, Art Douglas, Michael Douglas, Gus Emmanuel, Chris Fairall, David Gochis, David Gutzler, Thomas Jackson, Richard Johnson, Clark King, Timothy LangMyong In Lee, Dennis Lettenmaier, Rene Lobato, Victor Magaña, Jose Meiten, Kingtse Mo, Stephen Nesbitt, Francisco Ocampo-Torres, Erik Pytlak, Peter Rogers, Steven Rutledge, Jae Schemm, Siegfried Schubert, Allen White, Christopher Williams, Andrew Wood, Robert Zamora, Chidong Zhang

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The North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME) is an internationally coordinated process study aimed at determining the sources and limits of predictability of warm-season precipitation over North America. The scientific objectives of NAME are to promote a better understanding and more realistic simulation of warm-season convective processes in complex terrain, intraseasonal variability of the monsoon, and the response of the warm-season atmospheric circulation and precipitation patterns to slowly varying, potentially predictable surface boundary conditions. During the summer of 2004, the NAME community implemented an international (United States, Mexico, Central America), multiagency (NOAA, NASA, NSF, USDA) field experiment called NAME 2004. This article presents early results from the NAME 2004 campaign and describes how the NAME modeling community will leverage the NAME 2004 data to accelerate improvements in warm-season precipitation forecasts for North America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-94
Number of pages16
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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