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SAFIRE-FA20 FS26 EUFAR RAIN4DUST Flight, 2011-06-23: in situ atmospheric measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2012-08-07
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2015-11-20
DOI Publication Date: 2018-01-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 2 Files | 1MB


In situ atmospheric measurements using the SAFIRE Falcon20 Core Instrument suite onboard the FA20 - SAFIRE aircraft for the RAIN4DUST - Contribution of flash floods to the variability of dust emission in the Sahara project (flight reference: fs26).

Data were collected over the Central Saharan mountains, Chad area.

Citable as:  SAFIRE Service des Avions Francais Instrumentés pour la Recherche en Environnement; European Facility for Airborne Research; Schepanski, K. (2018): SAFIRE-FA20 FS26 EUFAR RAIN4DUST Flight, 2011-06-23: in situ atmospheric measurements. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 17 January 2018. doi:10.5285/1f55f8266847470585d1ad934e3ba849.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: RAIN4DUST, EUFAR, aircraft, atmospheric


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Data lineage:

Data were collected by instrument scientists during the flight before preparation and delivery for archiving at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).

Data Quality:
The data are quality controlled by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. Details are given in the paper Harries et al. 2014 and the release notes, links to both can be found in the documentation.
File Format:
Data are netCDF and ENVI Binary formatted. Ancillary files may be plain ASCII or PDF formatted. Image files may be PNG or JPG formatted.

Related Documents

 EUFAR Website

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

SAFIRE Falcon20 Core Instrument suite Deployed on: FA20 - SAFIRE aircraft
Output Description


  • standard_name: altitude
  • units: meter
  • long_name: Altitude from INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • var_id: alt_ins_m_1
  • standard_name: platform_speed_wrt_ground
  • units: kt
  • long_name: Ground speed INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • var_id: vit_s_ins_1
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: platform_pitch_angle
  • var_id: att_pitch_ins_1
  • long_name: Pitch angle INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • units: %
  • var_id: hum_rel_aero_1
  • long_name: Relative humidity from aerodata averaged at 8 Hz averaged at 1 Hz
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: platform_roll_angle
  • var_id: att_roll_ins_1
  • long_name: Roll angle INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Vertical speed INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • var_id: vit_v_ins_sync_ms_1
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Vertical wind component
  • var_id: ven_v_pgps_corrFENNEC_1
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • long_name: Wind direction
  • var_id: ven_DD_pgps_corrFENNEC_1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Wind speed
  • var_id: ven_FF_pgps_corrFENNEC_1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Zonal wind component
  • var_id: ven_n_pgps_corrFENNEC_1
  • standard_name: altitude
  • units: meter
  • var_id: alt_alti_gps_1
  • standard_name: dew_point_temperature
  • units: Celsius
  • var_id: hum_td_h_sync_1
  • long_name: dew-point hygrometer averaged at 1 Hz
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: platform_orientation
  • var_id: att_capgeo_ins_1

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: pos_lat_gps_1
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: pos_lon_gps_1
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
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