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SAFIRE-FA20 FS18 EUFAR RAIN4DUST Flight, 2011-06-16: in situ atmospheric measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2015-11-20
DOI Publication Date: 2018-01-17
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Abstract

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: fs18).

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 FS18 EUFAR RAIN4DUST Flight, 2011-06-16: in situ atmospheric measurements. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 17 January 2018. doi:10.5285/85119583d35e40548a8dd456f5f3e68b. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/85119583d35e40548a8dd456f5f3e68b
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.
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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.

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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 None
  • standard_name: altitude
  • units: meter
  • var_id: alt_ins_m_1
  • long_name: Altitude from INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • names: altitude, Altitude from INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • long_name: Front static pressure averaged at 8 Hz minus Static defect V 2006 averaged at 1 Hz
  • units: hPa
  • var_id: pre_s_av_1
  • names: air_pressure, Front static pressure averaged at 8 Hz minus Static defect V 2006 averaged at 1 Hz
  • units: kt
  • long_name: Ground speed INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • var_id: vit_s_ins_1
  • standard_name: platform_speed_wrt_ground
  • names: platform_speed_wrt_ground, Ground speed INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • units: degree
  • long_name: Pitch angle INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • standard_name: platform_pitch_angle
  • var_id: att_pitch_ins_1
  • names: platform_pitch_angle, Pitch angle INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • units: %
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • long_name: Relative humidity from aerodata averaged at 8 Hz averaged at 1 Hz
  • var_id: hum_rel_aero_1
  • names: relative_humidity, Relative humidity from aerodata averaged at 8 Hz averaged at 1 Hz
  • standard_name: platform_roll_angle
  • long_name: Roll angle INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • units: degree
  • var_id: att_roll_ins_1
  • names: platform_roll_angle, Roll angle INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • var_id: tpr_srd_1
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • units: Celsius
  • long_name: Static air temperature fromDeiced Rosemount impact temperature averaged at 8 Hz averaged at 1 Hz
  • names: air_temperature, Static air temperature fromDeiced Rosemount impact temperature averaged at 8 Hz averaged at 1 Hz
  • units: m/s
  • var_id: vit_v_ins_sync_ms_1
  • long_name: Vertical speed INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • names: Vertical speed INS synchronised on rft_TIME_1
  • units: m/s
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • long_name: Vertical wind component
  • var_id: ven_v_pgps_corrFENNEC_1
  • names: upward_air_velocity, Vertical wind component
  • units: gram/kg
  • long_name: Water vapor mixing ratio from dew-point hygrometer averaged at 1 Hz
  • var_id: hum_RapM_td_h_1
  • standard_name: humidity_mixing_ratio
  • names: humidity_mixing_ratio, Water vapor mixing ratio from dew-point hygrometer averaged at 1 Hz
  • units: gram/kg
  • long_name: Water vapour mixing ratio from Static rel. hum. from Relative humidity from aerodata averaged at 8 Hz averaged at 1 Hz
  • var_id: hum_RapM_aero_1
  • standard_name: humidity_mixing_ratio
  • names: humidity_mixing_ratio, Water vapour mixing ratio from Static rel. hum. from Relative humidity from aerodata averaged at 8 Hz averaged at 1 Hz
  • long_name: Wind direction
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • var_id: ven_DD_pgps_corrFENNEC_1
  • units: degree
  • names: Wind direction, wind_from_direction
  • units: m/s
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: ven_FF_pgps_corrFENNEC_1
  • long_name: Wind speed
  • names: Wind speed, wind_speed
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Zonal wind component
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: ven_n_pgps_corrFENNEC_1
  • names: northward_wind, Zonal wind component
  • var_id: alt_alti_gps_1
  • standard_name: altitude
  • units: meter
  • names: altitude
  • long_name: dew-point hygrometer averaged at 1 Hz
  • standard_name: dew_point_temperature
  • var_id: hum_td_h_sync_1
  • units: Celsius
  • names: dew_point_temperature, dew-point hygrometer averaged at 1 Hz
  • var_id: att_capgeo_ins_1
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: platform_orientation
  • names: platform_orientation

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree
  • var_id: pos_lat_gps_1
  • names: latitude
  • standard_name: longitude
  • units: degree
  • var_id: pos_lon_gps_1
  • names: longitude
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2011-06-16T07:37:02
End time:
2011-06-16T11:25:17
Geographic Extent

 
28.5214°
 
-13.8733°
 
-9.1814°
 
25.1015°