Chapter 7


Overall management of the project is conducted by the CEPEX Scientific Steering Committee, chaired by Dr. Joachim Kuettner. Scientific leadership of CEPEX is overseen by the Science and Instrumentation Team, which is composed of the CEPEX principal investigators and is chaired by Dr. V. Ramanathan, CEPEX chief scientist. Field operations leadership is provided by the Field Operations and Logistics Team, led by Dr. Richard Dirks, field project manager. The organizational structure is shown in Table 14.

Scientific Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides guidance and oversight of CEPEX. This committee is responsible for liaison between CEPEX and federal agencies and establishes budget priorities. It also has primary responsibility for preparing the CEPEX experiment design and for approving augmentations to the experiment. Members of the steering committee include
Joachim Kuettner,
UCAR, Office of Programs, chairman
V. Ramanathan,
UCSD/SIO, Center for Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate
Robert Grossman,
University of Colorado, Boulder
Andrew Heymsfield,
NCAR, Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division
Francisco Valero,
NASA Ames Research Center
Richard Dirks,
UCAR, Office of Field Project Support

During the field-phase, the steering committee will act as the scientific planning team for mission planning. The steering committee will be responsible for organizing and integrating the individual experiments proposed by participating scientists. This committee will also monitor and adjust resource utilization and will be responsible for maintaining balance in accomplishing all of the objectives of CEPEX. In the postfield-phase, this committee will publish a summary report of the field experiment, coordinate research and collaboration, and organize scientific workshops.

Science and Instrumentation Team

The Science and Instrumentation Team develops plans for the science subprograms and defines the measurement requirements. This team is responsible for instrument preparation and integration into the aircraft platforms. During the field experiment, this team will propose daily missions, monitor instrument performance, and provide preliminary evaluations of results. The team will be responsible for timely processing of their respective data at the end of the field experiment. The team is divided into four subprograms with program coordinators, as shown in Table 14..

Field Operations and Logistics Team

The Field Operations and Logistics Team is responsible for the planning and implementation of the field activities, covering both logistics and operations and providing overall coordination for data management. This team is primarily responsible for producing the Operations Plan and the Data Management Plan. During the field-phase, this team will be responsible for arrangements involving communications systems and weather forecasting in support of field operations and for directing field operations. The three subprograms and their primary leaders are shown in Table 14.

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