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Scientific Goals

The 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
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