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FAAM C270 Instrument Test flight: Airborne atmospheric measurements from core instrument suite on board the BAE-146 aircraft

Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2023-04-06
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2022-06-10
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 87 Files | 4GB


Airborne atmospheric measurements from core instrument suite data on board the FAAM BAE-146 aircraft collected for FAAM Test, Calibration, Training and Non-science Flights and other non-specified flight projects (Instrument) project.

Citable as:  Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements; Natural Environment Research Council; Met Office (2022): FAAM C270 Instrument Test flight: Airborne atmospheric measurements from core instrument suite on board the BAE-146 aircraft. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Instrument, FAAM, airborne, atmospheric measurments


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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:
Data collected by flight participants before preparation for archival with the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).
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Data are netCDF and NASA-Ames formatted. Ancillary files may be plain ASCII or PDF formatted. Image files may be PNG formatted.
  • var_id: alt
  • units: meters
  • long_name: altitude above MSL
  • units: degC
  • standard_name: dew_point_temperature
  • var_id: dp
  • long_name: dew point
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • units: degC
  • var_id: tdry
  • long_name: dry bulb temperature
  • units: K
  • var_id: theta_e
  • long_name: equivalent potential temperature
  • standard_name: equivalent_potential_temperature
  • units: meters
  • long_name: gps reported altitude above MSL
  • var_id: gpsalt
  • units: gram/kg
  • var_id: mr
  • long_name: mixing ratio
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_potential_temperature
  • var_id: theta
  • long_name: potential temperature
  • units: hPa
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • long_name: pressure
  • var_id: pres
  • units: meters
  • long_name: reference altitude above MSL
  • var_id: reference_alt
  • units: degrees
  • long_name: reference latitude
  • var_id: reference_lat
  • units: degrees
  • long_name: reference longitude
  • var_id: reference_lon
  • long_name: reference observation time
  • var_id: reference_time
  • units: hPa
  • long_name: reference pressure
  • var_id: reference_pres
  • units: percent
  • long_name: reference relative humidity
  • var_id: reference_rh
  • units: degC
  • long_name: reference temperature
  • var_id: reference_tdry
  • units: degree
  • long_name: reference wind direction
  • var_id: reference_wdir
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: reference wind speed
  • var_id: reference_wspd
  • units: percent
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • var_id: rh
  • long_name: relative humidity
  • long_name: sounding launch time
  • var_id: launch_time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: time since launch time
  • var_id: trajectory
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • units: m/s
  • var_id: u_wind
  • long_name: u component of winds
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • units: m/s
  • var_id: v_wind
  • long_name: v component of winds
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: vertical component of winds
  • var_id: w_wind
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: vertical velocity
  • var_id: dz
  • units: K
  • var_id: theta_v
  • long_name: virtual potential temperature
  • units: K
  • var_id: vt
  • standard_name: virtual_temperature
  • long_name: virtual temperature
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • long_name: wind direction
  • var_id: wdir
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: wind speed
  • var_id: wspd

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • long_name: east longitude
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • long_name: north latitude
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