In order to direct the science experiment in a more unified and integrated manner, the field experiment operation center will be established at China Meteorological Administration (CMA) Southern China regional meteorological center. The operation center is responsible for the command and coordination of the science experiment over the testing regions. The observational period of the field experiment (mid-April to mid-June) is divided into two categories: routine observational period and intensive observation period. Intensive observation period is defined, when any precipitation system is forecasted to influence the testing region, or when the operational weather radar network detects any precipitation systems that will be moving into the testing region in the next 24 hours, in which case the operation center will give the instruction immediately and enter the intensive observation period. The intensive observation will continue for at least 7 days. During the intensive observation period, Portable millimeter wave cloud radars will be launched, and the temporal intense observations (from 2-time per day to 4-time per day) will be made in the observation stations over Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan provinces. The other observational systems and equipments will keep running as regular during both the routine observation period and the intense observation period.
During the middle of the observation period, the review meeting will be convened in middle or late May. Main directors of each team should report the data situation collected in the test, discuss whether the experimental design should be partially adjusted, and meanwhile accordingly modify the deficiency of the experimental design.
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