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Dataset

 

VIRTEM: C-130 Met Office aircraft in-situ instrumentation and radiosonde measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-21
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Validation data for the IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) satellite instrument. IASI was a moderate resolution (0.25cm^-1) Fourier Transform spectrometer which was scheduled for flight in 2002 on the European METOP satellite. IASI delivered vertical profiles of temperature and humidity data with a resolution of 1km. VIRTEM was an EU project to validate the instrumentation and retrieval methods to be used on IASI.This dataset contains radiosonde, air pressure and air temperature measurements from the C-130 Met Office Hercules aircraft.

Citable as:  Met Office (2007): VIRTEM: C-130 Met Office aircraft in-situ instrumentation and radiosonde measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/8538100c4c22915bec39f431d68f737a
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: VIRTEM, Temperature, Pressure, Aircraft

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_1172088039815306
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11720882168415314
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11720881240115310
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11720881659815312
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_12182106594726066
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 was acquired by IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) satellite instrument on the European METOP satellite. Data is later passed on to the BADC where it is stored in an archive.

Data Quality:
not known at this time
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Met Office C-130 Hercules Aircraft

Instrument/Platform pairings

Radiosonde Deployed on: Ascension Island

Instrument/Platform pairings

Radiosonde Deployed on: Camborne

Instrument/Platform pairings

Radiosonde Deployed on: Larkhill, UK

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Met Office C-130 Hercules Aircraft
Output Description None
Output Description None
Output Description None
Output Description None
Output Description None
  • units: cm-1
  • names: ARIES RADIANCE (W.m-2.st-1. -1)
  • 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
  • units: K
  • names: dew point
  • units: Pa
  • names: pressure
  • units: K
  • names: temp

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1998-10-07T23:00:00
End time:
1999-05-05T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
52.2100°
 
-14.0000°
 
14.1200°
 
-8.0000°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)