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Dataset

 

MRF A782 JET2000 flight: Airborne atmospheric and chemistry measurements taken on board the Met Office C-130 Hercules aircraft

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The African Easterly Jet (AEJ) is part of a climatic system which is of critical importance to African and global weather and climate, but is poorly observed and not well represented in model analyses. For the JET2000 project the Met Office Met Research flight (MRF) aircraft performed four flights, involving transects along and across the jet and the baroclinic zone, to make observations of unprecedented resolution for this part of the world. 110 dropsondes were dropped along the fight path.

The Meteorological Research Flight (MRF) was a Met Office facility, which flew a well-instrumented C-130 Hercules aircraft for atmospheric research purposes.

This dataset contains airborne atmospheric and chemistry measurements taken on board the Met Office C-130 Hercules aircraft flight A782 for the JET2000 project. The flight was located over Cape Verde and Niamey, Niger.

Citable as:  Met Office; Parker, D.E. (2006): MRF A782 JET2000 flight: Airborne atmospheric and chemistry measurements taken on board the Met Office C-130 Hercules aircraft. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/0ae1ce38c8ee4b6e90dbe66d9ba7c82c
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: JET2000, C-130

Details

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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collected by instruments on-board the MRF C-130 during flight A782. Data acquired by BADC for archiving during the JET2000 project.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames formatted

Related Documents

 JET2000
  • units: W M-2
  • names: CORR LOWER CLR FLUX
  • units: W M-2
  • names: CORR LOWER I/R FLUX
  • units: W M-2
  • names: CORR LOWER RED FLUX
  • units: W M-2
  • names: CORR UPPER CLR FLUX
  • units: W M-2
  • names: CORR UPPER I/R FLUX
  • units: W M-2
  • names: CORR UPPER RED FLUX
  • units: DEGREES
  • names: CORRECTED LATITUDE
  • units: DEGREES
  • names: CORRECTED LONGITUDE
  • units: DEG K
  • names: DEICED TRUE TEMP
  • units: DEG K
  • names: DEW POINT
  • units: M S-1
  • names: EASTWARD WIND COMPT
  • units: VERTICAL WIND COMPT
  • names: ERROR FLAG
  • units: deg
  • names: GPS latitude
  • units: m
  • names: Geopotential altitude
  • units: DEG K
  • names: NON-DEICED TRUE TEMP
  • units: M S-1
  • names: NORTHWARD WIND COMPT
  • units: METRES
  • names: PRESSURE HEIGHT
  • units: METRES
  • names: RADAR HEIGHT
  • units: MB
  • names: STATIC PRESSURE
  • units: G KG-1
  • names: TOTAL WATER CONTENT
  • units: M S-1
  • names: VERTICAL WIND COMPT
  • units: mb
  • names: air pressure
  • units: degC
  • names: air temperature
  • units: None
  • names: data identifier
  • units: no. of satellites tracked by sonde
  • names: error flag
  • units: deg
  • names: gps longitude
  • units: None
  • names: no. of satellites in GPS wind
  • units: None
  • names: no. of satellites tracked by sonde
  • units: %
  • names: relative humidity
  • units: m/s
  • names: vertical velocity of sonde
  • units: deg
  • names: wind direction
  • units: m/s
  • names: wind error
  • units: m/s
  • names: wind speed

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2000-08-30T07:14:20
End time:
2000-08-30T14:51:44
Geographic Extent

 
56.7500°
 
-28.6500°
 
4.0000°
 
10.5300°