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FAAM B835 CAST flight, number 12: Airborne atmospheric measurements from core and non-core instrument suites on board the BAE-146 aircraft

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Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2015-03-23
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Abstract

Airborne atmospheric measurements from core and non-core instrument suites data on board the FAAM BAE-146 aircraft during flight 12 for Co-ordinated Airborne Studies in the Tropics (CAST) project.

Citable as:  Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements; Natural Environment Research Council; Met Office (2015): FAAM B835 CAST flight, number 12: Airborne atmospheric measurements from core and non-core instrument suites on board the BAE-146 aircraft. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/8a677f674c4a45d5b7501b64cacde39f
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CAST, FAAM, airborne, atmospheric measurments

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Data were collected by instrument scientists during the flight before preparation and delivery for archiving at the NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre.

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  • units: cm-3
  • names: BC number concentration
  • units: ng m-3
  • names: BC mass concentration
  • units: None
  • names: Relative coating thickness in bulk
  • units: None
  • names: Median relative coating thickness at Dc 110-150nm
  • units: 0=valid data, 1=not used, 2=present but likely to be wrong, 3=missing data
  • names: NO mixing ratio error flag
  • units: nm
  • names: Median absolute coating thickness at Dc 110-150nm
  • units: cm-3
  • names: Non-BC scattering number concentration
  • units: None
  • names: CH4 error flag
  • units: NO
  • names: 10 sec nitric oxide mixing ratio, in pptv
  • units: CH4
  • names: Methane dry mole fraction, in ppb
  • units: None
  • names: CO2 error flag
  • units: CO2
  • names: Carbon Dioxide dry mole fraction, in ppm
  • units: None
  • names: 2sigma standard error of 10 sec NO mixing ratio, derived from 1 sec data, in pptv
  • units: m s-2
  • long_name: Acceleration along the aircraft longitudinal axis (GIN) (positive forward)
  • var_id: ACLF_GIN
  • names: Acceleration along the aircraft longitudinal axis (GIN) (positive forward)
  • var_id: ACLS_GIN
  • units: m s-2
  • long_name: Acceleration along the aircraft transverse axis (GIN) (positive starboard)
  • names: Acceleration along the aircraft transverse axis (GIN) (positive starboard)
  • long_name: Acceleration along the aircraft vertical axis (GIN) (positive down)
  • units: m s-2
  • var_id: ACLD_GIN
  • names: Acceleration along the aircraft vertical axis (GIN) (positive down)
  • long_name: Aircraft track angle POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: TRCK_GIN
  • units: degree
  • names: Aircraft track angle POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: Aircraft velocity down from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: VELD_GIN
  • names: Aircraft velocity down from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: VELE_GIN
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: Aircraft velocity east from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • names: Aircraft velocity east from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Aircraft velocity north from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: VELN_GIN
  • names: Aircraft velocity north from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • units: m
  • long_name: Altitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: ALT_GIN
  • names: Altitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • units: degree
  • long_name: Angle of attack from the turbulence probe (positive, flow upwards wrt a/c axes)
  • var_id: AOA
  • names: Angle of attack from the turbulence probe (positive, flow upwards wrt a/c axes)
  • long_name: Angle of sideslip from the turbulence probe (positive, flow from left)
  • var_id: AOSS
  • units: degree
  • names: Angle of sideslip from the turbulence probe (positive, flow from left)
  • long_name: Cabin pressure
  • var_id: CAB_PRES
  • units: hPa
  • names: Cabin pressure
  • units: degC
  • long_name: Cabin temperature at the core consoles
  • var_id: CAB_TEMP
  • names: Cabin temperature at the core consoles
  • units: hPa
  • long_name: Calibrated differential pressure between centre(P0) port and S10 static
  • var_id: P0_S10
  • names: Calibrated differential pressure between centre(P0) port and S10 static
  • long_name: Calibrated differential pressure between turbulence probe horizontal ports
  • var_id: PB_TURB
  • units: hPa
  • names: Calibrated differential pressure between turbulence probe horizontal ports
  • long_name: Calibrated differential pressure between turbulence probe vertical ports
  • var_id: PA_TURB
  • units: hPa
  • names: Calibrated differential pressure between turbulence probe vertical ports
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: IR_DN_C
  • long_name: Corrected downward long wave irradiance.
  • names: Corrected downward long wave irradiance.
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: Corrected downward short wave irradiance, clear dome
  • var_id: SW_DN_C
  • names: Corrected downward short wave irradiance, clear dome
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: Corrected downward short wave irradiance, red dome
  • var_id: RED_DN_C
  • names: Corrected downward short wave irradiance, red dome
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: Corrected upward long wave irradiance
  • var_id: IR_UP_C
  • names: Corrected upward long wave irradiance
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: Corrected upward short wave irradiance, clear dome
  • var_id: SW_UP_C
  • names: Corrected upward short wave irradiance, clear dome
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: Corrected upward short wave irradiance, red dome
  • var_id: RED_UP_C
  • names: Corrected upward short wave irradiance, red dome
  • long_name: Dew point from the General Eastern instrument.
  • var_id: TDEW_GE
  • units: degK
  • names: Dew point from the General Eastern instrument.
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: U_NOTURB
  • long_name: Eastward wind component derived from aircraft instruments and GIN
  • names: Eastward wind component derived from aircraft instruments and GIN
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: Eastward wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • var_id: U_C
  • names: Eastward wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • long_name: Flag for Acceleration along the aircraft longitudinal axis (GIN) (positive forward)
  • var_id: ACLF_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Acceleration along the aircraft longitudinal axis (GIN) (positive forward)
  • long_name: Flag for Acceleration along the aircraft transverse axis (GIN) (positive starboard)
  • var_id: ACLS_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Acceleration along the aircraft transverse axis (GIN) (positive starboard)
  • long_name: Flag for Acceleration along the aircraft vertical axis (GIN) (positive down)
  • var_id: ACLD_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Acceleration along the aircraft vertical axis (GIN) (positive down)
  • long_name: Flag for Aircraft track angle POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: TRCK_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Aircraft track angle POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Flag for Aircraft velocity down from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: VELD_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Aircraft velocity down from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Flag for Aircraft velocity east from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: VELE_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Aircraft velocity east from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Flag for Aircraft velocity north from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: VELN_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Aircraft velocity north from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Flag for Altitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: ALT_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Altitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Flag for Angle of attack from the turbulence probe (positive, flow upwards wrt a/c axes)
  • var_id: AOA_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Angle of attack from the turbulence probe (positive, flow upwards wrt a/c axes)
  • long_name: Flag for Angle of sideslip from the turbulence probe (positive, flow from left)
  • var_id: AOSS_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Angle of sideslip from the turbulence probe (positive, flow from left)
  • long_name: Flag for Cabin pressure
  • var_id: CAB_PRES_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Cabin pressure
  • long_name: Flag for Cabin temperature at the core consoles
  • var_id: CAB_TEMP_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Cabin temperature at the core consoles
  • long_name: Flag for Calibrated differential pressure between centre(P0) port and S10 static
  • var_id: P0_S10_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Calibrated differential pressure between centre(P0) port and S10 static
  • long_name: Flag for Calibrated differential pressure between turbulence probe horizontal ports
  • var_id: PB_TURB_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Calibrated differential pressure between turbulence probe horizontal ports
  • long_name: Flag for Calibrated differential pressure between turbulence probe vertical ports
  • var_id: PA_TURB_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Calibrated differential pressure between turbulence probe vertical ports
  • long_name: Flag for Corrected downward long wave irradiance.
  • var_id: IR_DN_C_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Corrected downward long wave irradiance.
  • long_name: Flag for Corrected downward short wave irradiance, clear dome
  • var_id: SW_DN_C_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Corrected downward short wave irradiance, clear dome
  • long_name: Flag for Corrected downward short wave irradiance, red dome
  • var_id: RED_DN_C_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Corrected downward short wave irradiance, red dome
  • long_name: Flag for Corrected upward long wave irradiance
  • var_id: IR_UP_C_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Corrected upward long wave irradiance
  • long_name: Flag for Corrected upward short wave irradiance, clear dome
  • var_id: SW_UP_C_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Corrected upward short wave irradiance, clear dome
  • long_name: Flag for Corrected upward short wave irradiance, red dome
  • var_id: RED_UP_C_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Corrected upward short wave irradiance, red dome
  • long_name: Flag for Dew point from the General Eastern instrument.
  • var_id: TDEW_GE_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Dew point from the General Eastern instrument.
  • long_name: Flag for Eastward wind component derived from aircraft instruments and GIN
  • var_id: U_NOTURB_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Eastward wind component derived from aircraft instruments and GIN
  • long_name: Flag for Eastward wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • var_id: U_C_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Eastward wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • long_name: Flag for Groundspeed from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: GSPD_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Groundspeed from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Flag for Headingfrom POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: HDG_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Headingfrom POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Flag for Indicated air speed from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system.
  • var_id: IAS_RVSM_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Indicated air speed from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system.
  • long_name: Flag for Latitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: LAT_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Latitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Flag for Longitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: LON_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Longitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Flag for Mole fraction of Carbon Monoxide in air from the AERO AL5002 instrument
  • var_id: CO_AERO_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Mole fraction of Carbon Monoxide in air from the AERO AL5002 instrument
  • long_name: Flag for Mole fraction of ozone in air from the TECO 49 instrument
  • var_id: O3_TECO_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Mole fraction of ozone in air from the TECO 49 instrument
  • long_name: Flag for Northward wind component derived from aircraft instruments and GIN
  • var_id: V_NOTURB_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Northward wind component derived from aircraft instruments and GIN
  • long_name: Flag for Northward wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • var_id: V_C_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Northward wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • long_name: Flag for Pitch angle from POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Nav. unit (positive for nose up)
  • var_id: PTCH_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Pitch angle from POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Nav. unit (positive for nose up)
  • long_name: Flag for Pitot static pressure inverted from RVSM (air data) system indicated airspeed
  • var_id: Q_RVSM_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Pitot static pressure inverted from RVSM (air data) system indicated airspeed
  • long_name: Flag for Pitot-static pressure from centre-port measurements corrrected for AoA and AoSS
  • var_id: PSP_TURB_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Pitot-static pressure from centre-port measurements corrrected for AoA and AoSS
  • long_name: Flag for Pressure altitude from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system
  • var_id: PALT_RVS_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Pressure altitude from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system
  • long_name: Flag for Radar height from the aircraft radar altimeter.
  • var_id: HGT_RADR_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Radar height from the aircraft radar altimeter.
  • long_name: Flag for Roll angle from POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Nav. unit (positive for left wing up)
  • var_id: ROLL_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Roll angle from POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Nav. unit (positive for left wing up)
  • long_name: Flag for Solar azimuth derived from aircraft position and time.
  • var_id: SOL_AZIM_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Solar azimuth derived from aircraft position and time.
  • long_name: Flag for Solar zenith derived from aircraft position and time.
  • var_id: SOL_ZEN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Solar zenith derived from aircraft position and time.
  • long_name: Flag for Static pressure from S9 fuselage ports
  • var_id: P9_STAT_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Static pressure from S9 fuselage ports
  • long_name: Flag for Static pressure from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system
  • var_id: PS_RVSM_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Static pressure from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system
  • long_name: Flag for True air speed from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system and deiced temperature.
  • var_id: TAS_RVSM_FLAG
  • names: Flag for True air speed from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system and deiced temperature.
  • long_name: Flag for True air temperature from the Rosemeount non-deiced temperature sensor.
  • var_id: TAT_ND_R_FLAG
  • names: Flag for True air temperature from the Rosemeount non-deiced temperature sensor.
  • long_name: Flag for True air temperature from the Rosemount deiced temperature sensor.
  • var_id: TAT_DI_R_FLAG
  • names: Flag for True air temperature from the Rosemount deiced temperature sensor.
  • long_name: Flag for True airspeed (dry-air) from turbulence probe
  • var_id: TAS_FLAG
  • names: Flag for True airspeed (dry-air) from turbulence probe
  • long_name: Flag for Uncorrected liquid water content from the Johnson Williams instrument.
  • var_id: LWC_JW_U_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Uncorrected liquid water content from the Johnson Williams instrument.
  • long_name: Flag for Vertical wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • var_id: W_C_FLAG
  • names: Flag for Vertical wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • long_name: Flag for rate-of-change of GIN heading
  • var_id: HDGR_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for rate-of-change of GIN heading
  • long_name: Flag for rate-of-change of GIN pitch angle
  • var_id: PITR_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for rate-of-change of GIN pitch angle
  • long_name: Flag for rate-of-change of GIN roll angle
  • var_id: ROLR_GIN_FLAG
  • names: Flag for rate-of-change of GIN roll angle
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: GSPD_GIN
  • long_name: Groundspeed from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • names: Groundspeed from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Headingfrom POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • units: degree
  • var_id: HDG_GIN
  • names: Headingfrom POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: IAS_RVSM
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: Indicated air speed from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system.
  • names: Indicated air speed from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system.
  • units: degree_north
  • var_id: LAT_GIN
  • long_name: Latitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • names: Latitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • units: degree_east
  • long_name: Longitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • var_id: LON_GIN
  • names: Longitude from POS AV 510 GPS-aided Inertial Navigation unit
  • long_name: Mole fraction of Carbon Monoxide in air from the AERO AL5002 instrument
  • var_id: CO_AERO
  • units: ppb
  • names: Mole fraction of Carbon Monoxide in air from the AERO AL5002 instrument
  • long_name: Mole fraction of ozone in air from the TECO 49 instrument
  • units: ppb
  • var_id: O3_TECO
  • names: Mole fraction of ozone in air from the TECO 49 instrument
  • long_name: Northward wind component derived from aircraft instruments and GIN
  • var_id: V_NOTURB
  • units: m s-1
  • names: Northward wind component derived from aircraft instruments and GIN
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: V_C
  • long_name: Northward wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • names: Northward wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • long_name: Pitch angle from POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Nav. unit (positive for nose up)
  • units: degree
  • var_id: PTCH_GIN
  • names: Pitch angle from POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Nav. unit (positive for nose up)
  • long_name: Pitot static pressure inverted from RVSM (air data) system indicated airspeed
  • var_id: Q_RVSM
  • units: hPa
  • names: Pitot static pressure inverted from RVSM (air data) system indicated airspeed
  • long_name: Pitot-static pressure from centre-port measurements corrrected for AoA and AoSS
  • var_id: PSP_TURB
  • units: hPa
  • names: Pitot-static pressure from centre-port measurements corrrected for AoA and AoSS
  • units: m
  • long_name: Pressure altitude from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system
  • var_id: PALT_RVS
  • names: Pressure altitude from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system
  • units: m
  • long_name: Radar height from the aircraft radar altimeter.
  • var_id: HGT_RADR
  • names: Radar height from the aircraft radar altimeter.
  • long_name: Roll angle from POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Nav. unit (positive for left wing up)
  • var_id: ROLL_GIN
  • units: degree
  • names: Roll angle from POSAV GPS-aided Inertial Nav. unit (positive for left wing up)
  • long_name: Solar azimuth derived from aircraft position and time.
  • var_id: SOL_AZIM
  • units: degree
  • names: Solar azimuth derived from aircraft position and time.
  • long_name: Solar zenith derived from aircraft position and time.
  • var_id: SOL_ZEN
  • units: degree
  • names: Solar zenith derived from aircraft position and time.
  • long_name: Static pressure from S9 fuselage ports
  • var_id: P9_STAT
  • units: hPa
  • names: Static pressure from S9 fuselage ports
  • units: hPa
  • long_name: Static pressure from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system
  • var_id: PS_RVSM
  • names: Static pressure from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system
  • long_name: True air speed from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system and deiced temperature.
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: TAS_RVSM
  • names: True air speed from the aircraft RVSM (air data) system and deiced temperature.
  • long_name: True air temperature from the Rosemeount non-deiced temperature sensor.
  • var_id: TAT_ND_R
  • units: degK
  • names: True air temperature from the Rosemeount non-deiced temperature sensor.
  • long_name: True air temperature from the Rosemount deiced temperature sensor.
  • var_id: TAT_DI_R
  • units: degK
  • names: True air temperature from the Rosemount deiced temperature sensor.
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: True airspeed (dry-air) from turbulence probe
  • var_id: TAS
  • names: True airspeed (dry-air) from turbulence probe
  • var_id: LWC_JW_U
  • units: gram kg-1
  • long_name: Uncorrected liquid water content from the Johnson Williams instrument.
  • names: Uncorrected liquid water content from the Johnson Williams instrument.
  • long_name: Uncorrected liquid water content from the Nevzorov probe
  • var_id: NV_LWC_U
  • units: gram m-3
  • names: Uncorrected liquid water content from the Nevzorov probe
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: Vertical wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • var_id: W_C
  • names: Vertical wind component from turbulence probe and GIN
  • units: degree s-1
  • long_name: rate-of-change of GIN heading
  • var_id: HDGR_GIN
  • names: rate-of-change of GIN heading
  • units: degree s-1
  • long_name: rate-of-change of GIN pitch angle
  • var_id: PITR_GIN
  • names: rate-of-change of GIN pitch angle
  • units: degree s-1
  • var_id: ROLR_GIN
  • long_name: rate-of-change of GIN roll angle
  • names: rate-of-change of GIN roll angle

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: time of measurement
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: Time
  • names: time, time of measurement
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2014-02-03T21:01:03
End time:
2014-02-04T01:04:54