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YMC-BSM 2020

Overview
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].

Period
August 1 - September 14, 2020

Participants
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
 
USA - UH/IPRC, NOAA

Area
Observation Network
Observations
 
   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.

   Philippines
PAGASA Legaspi Site - Radiosonde (4 times/day)

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

   Yap
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