CEPEX Platform Schematics

CEPEX employed surface, airborne, and space-borne platforms

The airborne platforms were NASA's ER-2, Aeromet's Learjet, the NOAA P-3, and the NCAR Electra. The surface platforms include the R/V Vickers, TOGA moorings (bouys), and upper air stations on islands. Space-borne platforms are SUN-sychronous polar orbiters (NOAA-10 and DMSP) and geosynchronous monitoring satellites (GMS). Instruments on these platforms measure radiation fluxes, cirrus radiative and microphysical properties, vertical water-vapor distribution, evaporation from the sea surface, and precipitation.