By: Marty Ralph , Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego Kim Prather , Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego
As California enters another year of drought, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and NOAA will preview an upcoming field campaign in early 2015 that could accelerate scientists’ understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets its precipitation. The workshop to describe CalWater-2/ARM Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (ACAPEX), an interagency, interdisciplinary, field campaign starting in January, takes place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Fall Meeting Press Conference Room (Room 3000, Moscone West, Level 3). CalWater2/ACAPEX mission scientists Marty Ralph and Kim Prather from UC San Diego, Ruby Leung from PNNL, and Chris Fairall from NOAA’s Earth Systems Research Laboratory will discuss the campaign and accomplishments to date.