FASTEX (Fronts and Atlantic
Storm-Track Experiment) is an international research project
about weather, precisely about mid-latitude cyclone depressions.
A most essential component
of mid-latitude climate, cyclones bring rain water, exchange
heat and sometimes turn themselves into still difficult to predict
On this site, you can learn
about cyclones, how FASTEX studies them and you can
get data to develop your own project.
You are in the ``project info'' pages.
What do you want to do ?
You can also download and print dull but "peer reviewed"
published/accepted scientific articles overviewing FASTEX (printable
FASTEX: scientific objectives and
Article from the Bulletin of the American
Meteorological Society, vol. 78, september 1997. © 1997
by the American Meteorological Society: this article can be printed
only for private use. It may not be reproduced. (Size: 879 ko)
Overview of the field phase of
the FASTEX project.
Article accepted for publication in the Quarterly
Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. © 1999 by the
authors: this article can be printed only for private use. It
may not be reproduced. (Size: 843 ko)
Opening image on top of page: the development
of a North-Atlantic cyclone as seen in a broad infra-red channel
from two satellites. Further comments in the "Quick
tour of FASTEX" pages.
for questions or comments
The FASTEX Home site
and data base are hosted by
Project info pages:
all rights reserved on figures, images and texts.© 1997-1999
by Météo-France (A. Joly)