The Cloud, Aerosol and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex) is a response for the need to deconvolute the fields of tropical meteorology and aerosol science at the meso-b to cloud level, the operations will base in Subic Bay (Philippines), nominally from late July through August 2018.

Aerosol and cloud microphysics:  Examine how aerosol particle concentration and composition effect the optical and microphysical properties of shallow cumulous and congest clouds; and how, ultimately, these effects relate to the transition from shallower to deeper convection.

Cloud and Aerosol Radiation: Study how spatially inhomogeneous and changing aerosol and cloud fields impact three dimensional heating rates and fluxes, and determine the extent to which 3 dimensional effects may feedback into the evolution of the aerosol, cloud, and precipitation fields.

Aerosol and cloud meteorology:  Determine the meteorological features that are the most influential in regulating the distribution of aerosol particles throughout the regional atmosphere and, ultimately, aerosol lifecycle, and ascertain the extent to which aerosol-cloud interactions studies are confounded and/or modulated by co-varying meteorology.

The NASA P3 (N426NA) will be the platform. Nominally 3000 nm range, 8-10 hours endurance. (White Paper)

Intended Area of Operations for the 2018 CAMP2Ex campaign