Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment (CEPEX)
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 (buoys), and upper-air stations on islands.
Space-borne platforms are Sun-synchronous 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.