The Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX)
The Olympic Mountain Experiment, or OLYMPEX, was a NASA-led field campaign, which took place on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State from November 2015 through February 2016. The goal of the campaign was to collect detailed atmospheric measurements that will be used to evaluate how well rain-observing satellites measure rainfall and snowfall from space. In particular, OLYMPEX assessed satellite measurements made by the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Core Observatory, a joint mission by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which launched in 2014.
Domain: Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA
IOP: Nov 12,2016-Dec 19, 2016
EOP: Nov 2015-Feb 2016
NASA Instruments/Platforms: D3R, MRR, NPOL, 2DVD, Parsivel, Pluvio; NASA ER-2 flying with AMPR, CPL, CRS, HIWRAP; NASA DC-8 flying with APR-3, CoSMIR, AVAPS
Reference Publication: The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX)