The Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) MTGV Super-Site is now fully operational with the Xport polarimetric radar ready to sample convective systems.
The first Radio-Sounding Campaign dedicated to MT-SAPHIR based Water Vapor products validation, has been going on since May 29th, thanks to a lot of support from ASECNA (Agence pour la SECurité de la NAvigation Aerienne en Afrique et Madagascar). Every day a pair of radio sounding is launched in synchronization of Megha-Tropiques overpasses. The 2 RS are launched 35 min apart to allow simultaneous sampling of the lower and upper part of the troposphere while MT is overpassing. This dry phase campaign is scheduled for 2 weeks and will be followed by a moist-phase campaign in the hart of the African Monsoon season in 2d half of July.
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