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17 july 2012: begining of the second phase of the Radio-Sounding Campaign
The first Radio-Sounding Campaign dedicated to MT-SAPHIR based Water Vapor products validation covered the 29th May - 11th June (15 days) thanks  to a lot of support from ASECNA (Agence pour la SECurité de la NAvigation Aerienne en Afrique et Madagascar). See an example of trajectory of a radio-souding here .
The second phase of this Campaign is aimed at sampling the moister atmosphere in the heart of the African Monsson and will cover the 17th July - 2nd August period. Every day a pair of radio sounding is launched in synchronization with Megha-Tropiques overpasses. The 2 RS are launched 35 min apart to allow simultaneous sampling of the lower and upper part of the troposphere while MT is overpassing.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 July 2012 )
 
5th GPM-Ground Validation workshop, Toronto, Canada, July 10-12, 2012
Marielle Gosset and Nicolas Viltard were representing the Megha-Tropiques mission at the 5th GPM-Ground Validation workshop in Toronto, Canada. The workshop took place at Environment Canada from the 10th to the 12th of July and held about 80 participants from all over the world. Two presentation were given on behalf of the Megha-Tropiques Science team, one on the mission status update and the other one on the validation activities.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 July 2012 )
 
6 July 2012: the last radar images of the current MTGV campaign in Africa

Special web pages are available on the current validation campaign of MT on the Super site of Ouagadougou. In particular you can see the latest radar quicklooks:

http://meghatropiques.ipsl.polytechnique.fr/2012-africa-validation-campaign.html 

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 July 2012 )
 
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