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.