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Monsoon Experiment (MONEX) Records

 Collection
Identifier:  - 04-MONEX
The Monsoon Experiment (MONEX) was a part of the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) and coincided with the First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE) in 1979. The MONEX Records document the scientific fieldwork of gathering data and studying monsoons from conception to completion. The collection contains administrative papers, reports, research, meetings, and correspondence. The materials are almost entirely in paper format with a few transparencies.

Dates

  • 1976-1981
  • Majority of material found in 1978-1979
  • Other: Date acquired: 2010-10-11

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Extent

6.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Arrangement is by material subject. The collection consists of five series in four boxes. The contents of each series is arranged chronologically. The series arrangement of the records is as follows: Series I: Administrative, 1979-1980, undated Series II: Reports, 1977 October- 1981 July, undated Series III: Research, 1976-1979 Series IV: Meetings, 1976 January- 1980 March, undated Series V: Correspondence, 1978 December-1980 April

Biographical or Historical Information

The Monsoon Experiment (MONEX) was a part of the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) and coincided with the First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE) in 1979. MONEX was a field project developed to provide needed information on the processes that drive the large-scale monsoon in order to better predict monsoons and their impact on human life. There are two distinct monsoon systems affecting India and Southeast Asia so MONEX was divided into two components: summer and winter. The winter experiment involved two phases of research. The first phase occurred December 1- 31, 1978, and the second phase occurred January 5 to March 5, 1979. The summer monsoon experiment was conducted during May 1st to June 30th 1979 (phase I, focus Arabian Sea side) and 1-27 July 1979 (phase II, focus Bay of Bengal side). MONEX participants included scientists and technicians from Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. Joachim Kuettner was the U.S. Project Director for MONEX.

Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Technical Access Requirements The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

Source of Acquisition

Steve Williams (EOL) and Joachim Kuettner

Related Publications

A chronological weather summary for Summer MONEX by Sikka, D. R; Grossman, B., Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology; National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.), Publisher:1980. MONEX Kenya, by Johnson, D. R., University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Publisher:1980.
Related Materials Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) Records, 1966-1979

Processing Information

Due to the overlapping organization schemes, the records were reorganized where necessary by the Archivist to preserve the primary topical organization scheme by the creator. All items were removed from folders and rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Copies were made in January 2014 of fading correspondence originals and placed behind originals for preservation. Oversize items were separated from the collection due to size. Separation sheets accompany all materials and separation sheets also exist in the original location of the material.
Author
Jacinda Potter
Date
20140211
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository

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