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Greenland Flow Distortion EXperiment (GFDex): Radiosonde measurements

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Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-12-10
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The Greenland Flow Distortion EXperiment investigates the role of Greenland in defining the structure and the predictability of both local and downstream weather systems, through a programme of aircraft-based observation and numerical modelling. The Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment (GFDex) will provide some of the first detailed in situ observations of the intense atmospheric forcing events that are thought to be important in modifying the ocean in this area (but are presently poorly understood): namely tip jets, barrier winds and mesoscale cyclones. The dataset contains radiosonde measurements from various sites around Greenland.

Citable as:  Renfrew, I. (2007): Greenland Flow Distortion EXperiment (GFDex): Radiosonde measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: GFDex, Radiosonde


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Remote and in situ measurements, and data collected onboard the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) Bae-146 aircraft are available through the GFDex archive at the BADC. Forecast predictions from the Met Office and High Resolution Limited Area Model (HIRLAM) are also stored.

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Research data
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Data are ASCII formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Radiosonde Deployed on: Keflavik
Radiosonde Deployed on: Jan Mayen station
Radiosonde Deployed on: Danmarkshavn
Radiosonde Deployed on: Aasiaat
Radiosonde Deployed on: Tórshavn
Radiosonde Deployed on: Narsarsuaq
Radiosonde Deployed on: Ittoqqortoormiit

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