NCAS general FAAM flying - Including Training, VIP demonstration flights, SeptEx - 2010 (September 2010) and Winter 2010 and Oil and Gas flights 2015
These NCAS funded flying hours consist of mainly UK-based flying and contribute towards several scientific goals depending on the available meteorological conditions including chemistry, cloud physics and radiation studies. Many of the NCAS teams familiar with the aircraft are participating.
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NCAS general FAAM flying - Including SeptEx - 2010 (September 2010) and Winter 2010These NCAS funded flying hours consist of mainly UK-based flying and contribute towards several scientific goals depending on the available meteorological conditions including chemistry, cloud physics and radiation studies. Many of the NCAS teams familiar with the aircraft are participating. The main science objectives are:
Availability of dataData from these SeptEx flights will be stored in the BADC FAAM archive. These data include both core and non-core data (for a definition of core data, see the document on FAAM Instruments). NCAS FAAM Aircraft Users General Conditions of Use of Data:
- processed core data is publicly in agreement with the FAAM Data Protocol (online application required).
- non-core data collected on board the FAAM aircraft will be restricted to NCAS Aircraft users group for 18 months after measurement, after which the data will be released to the public domain.
- Access to the BAe-146 raw-core data is restricted to FAAM staff.
All users are requested to acknowledge the data providers, and NERC and the Met Office in any publication based on CAP-2009 data.If you are an NCAS aircraft user and wish to access this data whilst it is restricted, please follow the guidelines below.
- register as a BADC user if you are already a registered BADC user, skip this step; if you have forgotten your BADC user ID and/or password, please contact the BADC helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- apply for access to the NCAS-general FAAM data you will be asked to abide by the NCAS FAAM Aircraft Users General Conditions of Use and the FAAM Conditions of Use
Data format, File names and Instructions to data providersFAAM data are stored in either NetCDF or NASA Ames format. File names follow the BADC file name convention.
Data file submission.
Data providers are kindly requested to follow the BADC file name convention and to format your data in NetCDF, using the CF metadata conventions. NASA Ames formatted files are also accepted.
If you wish to check that files are correctly formatted before uploading them please use the NetCDF format checker or the BADC NASA-Ames format checker.
It is important that the data be well documented. Please follow the BADC guidelines regarding the submission of metadata.
- Core data and Met Office-non-core instrument data will be submitted though the usual upload routes.
- Other non-core data can be submitted by FTP to ftp.badc.rl.ac.uk directory incoming/faam-septex. You will need your BADC user name and password and have applied and been granted access to NCAS aircraft users group as directed above.