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TC4 Mission Images

07.26.07

The NASA TC4 (Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling) mission will investigate the structure, properties and processes in the tropical Eastern Pacific. A-train satellite observations provide crucial information on the spatial and temporal variations of this region, however, carefully planned TC4 aircraft observations are required, both to validate satellite data and to provide critical observations not available from the satellites. High altitude aircraft will collect tropopause data while the medium altitude aircraft will provide profiles and structure measurements of the tropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.

Additional images available at the TC4 Photo Album.

Image from TC4 campaign Image Left: Dynamic cloud formations over Costa Rica. Photo Credit: Eric James/NASA Ames.
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Image from TC4 campaign. Image Left: ER-2 takes off for a science flight. Photo Credit: Eric James/NASA Ames.
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Costa rica, climate, tropical, tc4 Image Left: Mission Scientist Dave Starr monitors aircraft position in TC4 operations center. Photo Credit: Eric James/NASA Ames.
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Image from TC4 campaign. Image Left: Installation of the Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer (AMPR). Photo Credit: Eric James/NASA Ames.
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Image from TC4 campaign. Image Left: Dave Starr and Brain Toon plan a flight. Photo Credit: Eric James/NASA Ames.
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