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YMC-BSM 2020

YMC-BSM 2020 is designed to study boreal summer monsoon with special focus on atmospheric convection associated with northward propagating Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO). While this field campaign was originally designed to take place at various sites in June - August, it was postponed or partically canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Science Plan
PDF version is available from [here].

August 1 - September 14, 2020

Japan - JAMSTEC, The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, University of Toyama, Nagoya University
Philippines - The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Palau - Palau Weather Service (with US/NOAA)

Yap - Yap Weather Service (with US/NOAA)

France - L'OCEAN

Observation Network
   R/V Mirai
C-Pol Doppler Radar, Micro Rain Radar, Lidar, Ceilometer, Disdrometer, Radiosonde (8 times/day), GNSS-derived Water Vapor, Microwave Radiometer, Surface Meteorology, Isotope Measurement (rain, water vapor), MAX-DOAS, Aerosol Measurement, Greenhouse Gasses Measurements, Sky Radiometer, CTD, ADCP, Sea Surface Monitoring (TSG), m-TRITON, ASV (Wave-glider), Argo Float, Surface Drifter (Surpact), etc.

PAGASA Legaspi Site - Radiosonde (4 times/day)

Aimeliik Suginohara Site - Lidar, Disdrometer, Surface meteorology
Palau Weather Service Site (US NOAA/NWS) - Radiosonde (4 times/day)

Yap Weather Service Site (US NOAA/NWS) - Radiosonde (4 times/day)

Numerical Modeling
During the IOP, numerical forecast using NICAM will be performed. See more NICAM page