Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment (CAIPEEX): An instrumented air-craft was chartered during monsoon period to conduct CAIPEEX during 2009-11. This national experiment is being carried out in three phases. Phase I and Phase II of the CAIPEEX have been conducted successfully in the monsoon season of 2009 and 2010, respectively. Phase III will be conducted in the monsoon season of 2011. All the national institutions and universities working in the area of aerosol observations, cloud physics and cloud-modeling participated in this experiment. First time an exhaustive data of cloud microphysics and vertical profiles of aerosol have been collected. The data have been quality controlled and made available to the Indian Scientific community within one month of completion of the experiment. The experiment opened a new era in the observational field of the atmospheric sciences in India.
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