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SAFIRE-ATR42 AS38 EUFAR WALITEMP Flight, 2012-09-13: in situ atmospheric measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2014-07-01
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2017-01-25
DOI Publication Date: 2018-01-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 3 Files | 914KB


In situ atmospheric measurements using the SAFIRE ATR42 Core Instrument suite onboard the ATR42 - SAFIRE aircraft for the WaLiTemp- Inter-comparison of airborne and ground-based lidar measurements for the characterization of atmospheric water vapour and temperature profiles (WALITEMP) project (flight reference: as38).

Data were collected over the Montpellier, France. Mediterranean Basin area.

Citable as:  SAFIRE Service des Avions Francais Instrumentés pour la Recherche en Environnement; European Facility for Airborne Research; Girolamo, P.D. (2018): SAFIRE-ATR42 AS38 EUFAR WALITEMP Flight, 2012-09-13: in situ atmospheric measurements. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 17 January 2018. doi:10.5285/82f3ed5c48ab4e10b79c8fbc4ce3d625.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: WALITEMP, 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.
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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 ATR42 Core Instrument suite Deployed on: ATR42 - SAFIRE aircraft
Output Description


  • standard_name: altitude
  • units: meter
  • long_name: Altitude from AIRINS synchronised on Time of regular samples at 1 Hz
  • var_id: alt_aipov_1
  • standard_name: altitude
  • units: meter
  • var_id: alt_baro_m_1
  • long_name: Barometric altitude INS averaged at 1 Hz
  • var_id: mic_psa_ger_1
  • units: cm2/m3
  • long_name: Particles surface area Gerber probe averaged at 1 Hz
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: platform_pitch_angle
  • var_id: att_tang_ins_deg_1
  • long_name: Pitch angle INS averaged at 1 Hz
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: South-North wind component averaged at 1 Hz
  • var_id: ven_n_paipov_v2_1
  • units: meter second-2
  • var_id: acc_gvins_1
  • long_name: Vertical acceleration from INS averaged at 1 Hz
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Vertical wind component averaged at 1 Hz
  • var_id: ven_v_paipov_v2_1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: West-East wind component averaged at 1 Hz
  • var_id: ven_e_paipov_v2_1
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • long_name: Wind direction
  • var_id: ven_DD_paipov_v2_1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Wind speed
  • var_id: ven_FF_paipov_v2_1
  • standard_name: dew_point_temperature
  • units: Celsius
  • var_id: hum_td_b_sync_1
  • long_name: dew-point hygrometer low averaged at 25 Hz averaged at 1 Hz
  • long_name: landing time
  • var_id: time_of_landing
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: platform_orientation
  • var_id: att_cap_ins_deg_1
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: platform_roll_angle
  • var_id: att_roul_ins_deg_1
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • units: %
  • var_id: hum_rel_ucap1_rt_auto_1
  • long_name: take-off time
  • var_id: time_of_takeoff
  • units: count
  • var_id: topnb_cal_1

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude AIRINS synchronised on Time of regular samples at 1 Hz
  • var_id: pos_lat_aipov_1
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude AIRINS synchronised on Time of regular samples at 1 Hz
  • var_id: pos_lon_aipov_1
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
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