UW King Air Research aircraft

In June of this past summer, the University of Wyoming King Air research aircraft (UWKA; http://flights.uwyo.edu/n2uw/) began a long journey across the North Atlantic and settled into its temporary home in the city of Exeter on the southwestern peninsula of the UK. The UWKA was based out of Exeter for 2 months while its UW crew used the aircraft to study convective systems in southern England as part of the Convective and Precipitation Experiment (COPE). COPE was a joint project between the UK National Center for Atmospheric Study (NCAS), the UK MetOffice, and the US National Science Foundation (NSF). (more…)