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Dataset

 

Aerosol and Chemical Transport in Tropical Convection (ACTIVE) Project: Dornier-D-Calm core instruments measurements from NERC DO228-101 - D-CALM Aircraft

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-16
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Abstract

The ACTIVE (Aerosol and chemical transport in tropical convection) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded consortium project, combined field measurements and a range of modelling tools at different scales to address questions related to the composition of the tropical tropopause layer (TTL). ACTIVE utilised the Australian Egrett aircraft operated by Airborne Research Australia (ARA) and the NERC Dornier 228 operated by the British Airborne Research and Survey Facility (ARSF) to measure chemical species and aerosol in the inflow and outflow of tropical storms. Cloud-scale and large-scale modelling studies assisted in the interpretation of the measurements to distinguish the different contributions to the TTL composition. The dataset contains the Dornier-D-Calm core instruments measurements from NERC DO228-101 - D-CALM Aircraft.

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council; Vaughan, G. (2007): Aerosol and Chemical Transport in Tropical Convection (ACTIVE) Project: Dornier-D-Calm core instruments measurements from NERC DO228-101 - D-CALM Aircraft. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/686d3e4bf278af40bb41812f48a2c193
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: NERC, ACTIVE, Dornier-D-Calm

Details

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http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11689671441612517
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 in Darwin, Australia in two phases: November-December 2005 (pre-monsoon convection), and January-February 2006 (monsoon convection) using the Australian Egrett aircraft operated by Airborne Research Australia (ARA) and the NERC Dornier 228 operated by the British Airborne Research and Survey Facility (ARSF).
Data prepared by project participants before delivery to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Research data from the ACTIVE campaign
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

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

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 ACTIVE project: NERC DO228-101 D-CALM Aircraft flight details
Output Description None
  • units: 1
  • long_name: AMS RH Quality Flag (0=bad/missing, 1=good)
  • var_id: AMSRHQUALITY
  • names: AMS RH Quality Flag (0=bad/missing, 1=good)
  • units: m-3
  • long_name: ASP Total Integrated aerosol concentration (0.21-4.5 microns)
  • var_id: ASPTOTAL
  • names: ASP Total Integrated aerosol concentration (0.21-4.5 microns)
  • units: m-3
  • long_name: ASP dry aerosol size spectrum
  • var_id: ASP
  • names: ASP dry aerosol size spectrum
  • units: m
  • long_name: ASP size bin edge cuts (dry particle diameter)
  • var_id: GRIMMMIDPOINTS
  • names: ASP size bin edge cuts (dry particle diameter)
  • units: m
  • long_name: ASP size bin mid-points (dry particle diameter)
  • var_id: ASPMIDPOINTS
  • names: ASP size bin mid-points (dry particle diameter)
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • long_name: Air temperature
  • var_id: TEMPERATURE
  • names: air_temperature, Air temperature
  • units: m
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: ALTITUDE
  • long_name: Aircraft Altitude
  • names: altitude, Aircraft Altitude
  • units: kg m-3
  • long_name: Ammonium Aerosol Mass concentration
  • var_id: AMMONIUM
  • names: Ammonium Aerosol Mass concentration
  • units: kg m-3
  • long_name: Black Carbon
  • var_id: PSAP
  • names: Black Carbon
  • units: 1
  • var_id: CO
  • long_name: Carbon Monoxide Volume Mixing Ratio
  • names: Carbon Monoxide Volume Mixing Ratio
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: U
  • long_name: Eastward wind velocity
  • names: eastward_wind, Eastward wind velocity
  • units: m-3
  • long_name: FSSP Total Integrated aerosol concentration (0.5 - 32 microns)
  • var_id: FSSPTOTAL
  • names: FSSP Total Integrated aerosol concentration (0.5 - 32 microns)
  • units: m-3
  • long_name: FSSP ambient aerosol size spectrum
  • var_id: FSSP
  • names: FSSP ambient aerosol size spectrum
  • units: m
  • long_name: FSSP size bin edge cuts (ambient particle diameter)
  • var_id: FSSPCUTS
  • names: FSSP size bin edge cuts (ambient particle diameter)
  • units: m
  • long_name: FSSP size bin mid-points (ambient particle diameter)
  • var_id: FSSPMIDPOINTS
  • names: FSSP size bin mid-points (ambient particle diameter)
  • units: m-3
  • long_name: Grimm Total Integrated aerosol concentration (0.3-25 microns)
  • var_id: GRIMMTOTAL
  • names: Grimm Total Integrated aerosol concentration (0.3-25 microns)
  • units: m-3
  • long_name: Grimm dry aerosol size spectrum
  • var_id: GRIMM
  • names: Grimm dry aerosol size spectrum
  • units: m
  • long_name: Grimm size bin edge cuts (dry particle diameter)
  • var_id: GRIMMCUTS
  • names: Grimm size bin edge cuts (dry particle diameter)
  • units: kg m-3
  • long_name: Nitrate Aerosol Mass concentration
  • var_id: NITRATE
  • names: Nitrate Aerosol Mass concentration
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: V
  • long_name: Northward wind velocity
  • names: northward_wind, Northward wind velocity
  • units: kg m-3
  • long_name: Organic Aerosol Mass concentration
  • var_id: ORGANICS
  • names: Organic Aerosol Mass concentration
  • units: 1
  • var_id: OZONE
  • long_name: Ozone Volume Mixing Ratio
  • names: Ozone Volume Mixing Ratio
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • units: %
  • var_id: RH
  • long_name: Relative Humidity wrt. Water
  • names: relative_humidity, Relative Humidity wrt. Water
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • units: %
  • long_name: Relative humidity wrt water derived from Aerosol Mass Spectrometer sensors
  • var_id: AMSRH
  • names: relative_humidity, Relative humidity wrt water derived from Aerosol Mass Spectrometer sensors
  • units: hPa
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • var_id: PRESSURE
  • long_name: Static pressure
  • names: air_pressure, Static pressure
  • units: kg m-3
  • long_name: Sulphate Aerosol Mass concentration
  • standard_name: mass_concentration_of_sulfate_aerosol_in_air
  • var_id: SULPHATE
  • names: Sulphate Aerosol Mass concentration, mass_concentration_of_sulfate_aerosol_in_air
  • units: m-3
  • long_name: Total aerosol number concentration (>3nm to inlet cut)
  • var_id: CPC
  • names: Total aerosol number concentration (>3nm to inlet cut)
  • units: m-3
  • long_name: UHSAS Total Integrated aerosol concentration (0.3-25 microns)
  • var_id: UHSASTOTAL
  • names: UHSAS Total Integrated aerosol concentration (0.3-25 microns)
  • units: m-3
  • long_name: UHSAS dry aerosol size spectrum
  • var_id: UHSAS
  • names: UHSAS dry aerosol size spectrum
  • units: m
  • long_name: UHSAS size bin edge cuts (dry particle diameter)
  • var_id: UHSASCUTS
  • names: UHSAS size bin edge cuts (dry particle diameter)
  • units: m
  • long_name: UHSAS size bin mid-points (dry particle diameter)
  • var_id: UHSASMIDPOINTS
  • names: UHSAS size bin mid-points (dry particle diameter)

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: LONGITUDE
  • long_name: Aircraft longitude position
  • names: longitude, Aircraft longitude position
  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: LATITUDE
  • long_name: Aircraft position latitude
  • names: latitude, Aircraft position latitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: SECONDS
  • long_name: Seconds since midnight UTC
  • names: time, Seconds since midnight UTC
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2005-11-01T00:00:00
End time:
2006-02-01T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
-10.0000°
 
130.0000°
 
135.0000°
 
-15.0000°