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Stratospheric Photochemistry, Aerosols and Dynamics Expedition (SPADE) Project: Radiosonde measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-06
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Abstract

The Stratospheric Photochemistry, Aerosols and Dynamics Expedition (SPADE) was based at the NASA Ames Research Centre in California during portions of 1992 and 1993. This dataset contains selected radiosonde soundings near the aircraft flight tracks.

The overall data collection consist of measurements collected onboard the NASA ER-2 aircraft, and selected radiosonde soundings from stations in the region of the experiment. Flights were conducted during October and November of 1992, April and May of 1993, and October of 1993.

Theory team products come in two forms: as quantities evaluated along flight tracks and as global or hemispheric fields. Meteorological quantities, such as temperature, geopotential, and potential vorticity are available in both forms. They are based on analyses from both the U.S. National Meteorological Center and from the Assimilation Model of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Other quantities, available along flight tracks only, include visible reflectivity, cloud height, UV reflectivity, and total ozone. The first two are derived from GOES imagery, the last two from the Meteor TOMS sensor. Finally, calculations of mixing ratios of selected chemical species using a photochemical steady state model are available along the flight track.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; McCormick, M.P. (2007): Stratospheric Photochemistry, Aerosols and Dynamics Expedition (SPADE) Project: Radiosonde measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/4b2ae137815b4128aee88363a51421e9
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: SPADE, Radiosonde, stratosphere, photochemistry, aerosols, dynamics

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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 were collected onboard the NASA ER-2 aircraft, and selected radiosonde soundings from stations in the region of the experiment. Flights were conducted during October and November of 1992, April and May of 1993, and October of 1993. Data collected and prepared by NASA prior to publication on CD-ROM. BADC have obtained a copy of these data to assist in data discovery.

Data Quality:
Data prepared by NASA prior to publication. See documentation for further details.
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames 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: San Jose State University, California
Radiosonde Deployed on: SPADE Radiosonde stations
Output Description None
  • long_name: Aerosol Particle Properties
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0019
  • gcmd_keyword: Aerosol Particle Properties
  • names: Aerosol Particle Properties, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0019
  • long_name: Aerosol Size Distribution
  • names: Aerosol Size Distribution
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_keyword: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • names: Air Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G199
  • long_name: Albedo
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G199
  • long_name: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0067
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • names: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0067
  • gcmd_keyword: Brightness Temperature
  • long_name: Brightness Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104
  • names: Brightness Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104
  • long_name: CFC-11
  • alt_names: ['Trichlorofluoromethane']
  • names: Trichlorofluoromethane
  • long_name: CFC-113
  • alt_names: ['1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane']
  • names: 1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane
  • long_name: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • names: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0111
  • gcmd_keyword: Carbon Dioxide
  • long_name: Carbon Dioxide
  • names: Carbon Dioxide, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0111
  • long_name: Carbon Monoxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0112
  • gcmd_keyword: Carbon Monoxide
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0112, Carbon Monoxide
  • gcmd_keyword: Chlorine Monoxide
  • long_name: Chlorine Monoxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0128
  • names: Chlorine Monoxide, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0128
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Halons and Halogens > Chlorofluorocarbons
  • long_name: Chlorofluorocarbons
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G146
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Halons and Halogens > Chlorofluorocarbons, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G146
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Ceiling
  • long_name: Cloud Ceiling
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0139
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0139, Cloud Ceiling
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0143
  • long_name: Cloud Height
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Height
  • names: Cloud Height, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0143
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Top Temperature
  • long_name: Cloud Top Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0150
  • names: Cloud Top Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0150
  • alt_names: ['Hydrogen Chloride']
  • long_name: HCl
  • names: Hydrogen Chloride
  • alt_names: ['hydroperoxyl radical']
  • long_name: HO2
  • names: hydroperoxyl radical
  • long_name: Halons And Halogens
  • names: Halons And Halogens
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • long_name: Humidity
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G239
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G239, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • long_name: Humidity Mixing Ratio
  • names: Humidity Mixing Ratio
  • long_name: Hydrogen Compounds
  • names: Hydrogen Compounds
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Hydrogen Compounds > Hydroxyl
  • long_name: Hydroxyl
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G154
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G154, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Hydrogen Compounds > Hydroxyl
  • long_name: Methane
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G138
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G138
  • long_name: NOA
  • names: NOA
  • long_name: NOY
  • names: NOY
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitric Acid
  • long_name: Nitric Acid
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0554
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0554, Nitric Acid
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Compounds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0558
  • long_name: Nitrogen Compounds
  • names: Nitrogen Compounds, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0558
  • long_name: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0559
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • names: Nitrogen Dioxide, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0559
  • long_name: Nitrogen Oxides
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Oxides
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0560
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0560, Nitrogen Oxides
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrous Oxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0561
  • long_name: Nitrous Oxide
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0561, Nitrous Oxide
  • long_name: Oxygen Compounds
  • names: Oxygen Compounds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G164
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • long_name: Ozone
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G164
  • long_name: Particle Number Concentration
  • names: Particle Number Concentration
  • long_name: Particle Surface Concentration
  • names: Particle Surface Concentration
  • long_name: Particle Volume Concentration
  • names: Particle Volume Concentration
  • gcmd_keyword: Photolysis Rates
  • long_name: Photolysis Rates
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0625
  • names: Photolysis Rates, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0625
  • gcmd_keyword: Potential Temperature
  • long_name: Potential Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0653
  • names: Potential Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0653
  • long_name: Potential Vorticity
  • names: Potential Vorticity
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G212
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Reflectance
  • long_name: Reflectance
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Reflectance, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G212
  • long_name: Total Ozone Column
  • names: Total Ozone Column
  • long_name: Trace Gases
  • names: Trace Gases
  • long_name: Trace Species
  • names: Trace Species
  • long_name: U Vreflectance
  • names: U Vreflectance
  • long_name: U Zonal Windspeed
  • names: U Zonal Windspeed
  • long_name: Upper Level Winds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0909
  • gcmd_keyword: Upper Level Winds
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0909, Upper Level Winds
  • long_name: V Meridional Windspeed
  • names: V Meridional Windspeed
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0920
  • gcmd_keyword: Vertical Wind Motion
  • long_name: Vertical Wind Motion
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0920, Vertical Wind Motion
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Vorticity
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G254
  • long_name: Vorticity
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Vorticity, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G254

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1992-10-12T23:00:00
End time:
1993-10-25T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°