The ground-based field campaign DACCIWA took place during June and July 2016. The field campaign was conducted to address the scientific objectives of WP1: Identifying the meteorological controls on the whole process chain from the formation of nocturnal stratus clouds, via the daytime transition to convective clouds and the formation of deep precipitating clouds. During the measurement period, extensive remote sensing and in-situ measurements were performed at three supersites in Kumasi (Ghana), Savè (Benin) and Ile-Ife (Nigeria). The gathered observations included the energy-balance components at the Earth’s surface, the mean and turbulent conditions in the nocturnal and daytime ABL as well as the de- and entrainment processes between the ABL and the free troposphere. The meteorological measurements were supplemented by aerosol and air chemical observations.
The site at Savè was operated jointly by KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and UPS (Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, Laboratoire d’Aérologie). All ground-based instruments and the RPAS Ovlita were deployed at the measurement site at Savè at the site of INRAB ( ... mehrInstitut National de Recherche Agronomique du Benin). The RPAS Aladina was operated at the Savè airfield about 4 km away from the INRAB site.
The present DOI gathers the near-surface measurements operated and processed by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Savè (Benin) for the DACCIWA experiment from 13 June to 30 July 2016.