UND Citation Aircraft Supports the Navy CAPE2015 Project
The UND Citation II Research Aircraft, dubbed UND Cloud One, returned to Grand Forks earlier this week after a two week mission over the skies of Florida. The flights were sponsored by U.S. Navy as a key element of a project called CAPE2015.
“We studied thunderstorm anvils, sampling the clouds up to an altitude of 40,000 ft,” said David Delene, associate research professor and principal investigator on this mission.
The storm cloud sampling was done concurrently with one of the most advanced radars systems in the world, the Navy's Mid-Course Doppler Radar.