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The Barbados cloud observatory (Barbados cloud observatory) operated by the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorogy aims to collect continuous observations of shallow marine cumulus clouds. Specific goals are:
- to develop a long term database of shallow cumulus cloud statistical properties
- to investigate frequency and intensity of rain due to trade cumulus
- to compare ground based and satellite based measurements of cloud statistical properties and associated precipitation
- to understand interaction between aerosols and cloud properties
The site is located on the east coast of the island of Barbados, on a site called Deebles Point, where it is exposed to the relatively undisturbed easterly (trade) winds.
- Latitude: 13.165 N
- Longitude: 59.442 W