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Dataset

 

Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Ash Cloud: Airborne Meteorology and Chemistry Measurements from the NERC ARSF aircraft

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-09-19
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The Icelandic Volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, started erupting on 14th April 2010. The volcanic ash cloud produced covered much of Northern Europe for several weeks causing extensive disruption to air travel. The UK and European atmospheric communities had many instruments - both airborne and ground-based, remote sensing and in-situ - taking measurements of the ash cloud throughout this period. This dataset contains meteorology and chemistry measurements from the NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facilitiy's (ARSF) DO228-101 D-CALM Aircraft.

Citable as:  NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility (2014): Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Ash Cloud: Airborne Meteorology and Chemistry Measurements from the NERC ARSF aircraft. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/943a4533e9335f47564a46ebd4c159ea
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Eyjafjallajokull, ARSF, aircraft, NERC

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Data lineage:

A copy of these data were made available to the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) to assist the academic community during this volcanic ash event.

Data Quality:
This is quick look unvetted data.
File Format:
Data are CSV formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Eyjafjallajokull volcanic ash cloud NERC DO228-101 D-CALM Aircraft flight details
Output Description None
  • 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
  • long_name: CDP Channel Number
  • var_id: CDPCH
  • names: CDP Channel Number
  • var_id: CDP_D_L_CAL
  • long_name: Calibrated channel diameter lower limits
  • units: micron
  • names: Calibrated channel diameter lower limits
  • units: micron
  • var_id: CDP_D_U_CAL
  • long_name: Calibrated channel diameter upper limits
  • names: Calibrated channel diameter upper limits
  • long_name: Composition of the aerosol used to calibrate channel diameter lower limits
  • var_id: PCAS2_D_L_COMP
  • names: Composition of the aerosol used to calibrate channel diameter lower limits
  • long_name: Composition of the aerosol used to calibrate channel diameter upper limits
  • var_id: PCAS2_D_U_COMP
  • names: Composition of the aerosol used to calibrate channel diameter upper limits
  • units: micron
  • long_name: Error in calibrated channel diameter lower limits
  • var_id: CDP_D_L_ERR
  • names: Error in calibrated channel diameter lower limits
  • units: micron
  • long_name: Error in calibrated channel diameter upper limits
  • var_id: CDP_D_U_ERR
  • names: Error in calibrated channel diameter upper limits
  • var_id: CDP_FLAG
  • long_name: Flag for droplet concentration from CDP channels 2 to 30 included
  • names: Flag for droplet concentration from CDP channels 2 to 30 included
  • long_name: Flag for droplet concentration from PCASP2 (SPP200) channels 2 to 30 included
  • var_id: PCAS2_FLAG
  • names: Flag for droplet concentration from PCASP2 (SPP200) channels 2 to 30 included
  • var_id: CDP_D_L_NOM
  • long_name: Nominal uncalibrated channel diameter lower limits as given in the instrument manual
  • units: micron
  • names: Nominal uncalibrated channel diameter lower limits as given in the instrument manual
  • var_id: CDP_D_U_NOM
  • units: micron
  • long_name: Nominal uncalibrated channel diameter upper limits as given in the instrument manual
  • names: Nominal uncalibrated channel diameter upper limits as given in the instrument manual
  • long_name: PCASP (SPP200) Channel Number
  • var_id: PCAS2CH
  • names: PCASP (SPP200) Channel Number
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 1
  • var_id: PCAS2_01
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 1
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 10
  • var_id: PCAS2_10
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 10
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 11
  • var_id: PCAS2_11
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 11
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: PCAS2_12
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 12
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 12
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 13
  • var_id: PCAS2_13
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 13
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 14
  • var_id: PCAS2_14
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 14
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 15
  • var_id: PCAS2_15
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 15
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: PCAS2_16
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 16
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 16
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 17
  • var_id: PCAS2_17
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 17
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 18
  • var_id: PCAS2_18
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 18
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 19
  • var_id: PCAS2_19
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 19
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: PCAS2_02
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 2
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 2
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 20
  • var_id: PCAS2_20
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 20
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 21
  • var_id: PCAS2_21
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 21
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 22
  • var_id: PCAS2_22
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 22
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: PCAS2_23
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 23
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 23
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 24
  • var_id: PCAS2_24
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 24
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 25
  • var_id: PCAS2_25
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 25
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 26
  • var_id: PCAS2_26
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 26
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: PCAS2_27
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 27
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 27
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 28
  • var_id: PCAS2_28
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 28
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 29
  • var_id: PCAS2_29
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 29
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 3
  • var_id: PCAS2_03
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 3
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: PCAS2_30
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 30
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 30
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 4
  • var_id: PCAS2_04
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 4
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 5
  • var_id: PCAS2_05
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 5
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 6
  • var_id: PCAS2_06
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 6
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: PCAS2_07
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 7
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 7
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 8
  • var_id: PCAS2_08
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 8
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 9
  • var_id: PCAS2_09
  • names: PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 9
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 1
  • var_id: PCAS2_01_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 1
  • var_id: PCAS2_10_err
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 10
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 10
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 11
  • var_id: PCAS2_11_err
  • units: percent
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 11
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 12
  • var_id: PCAS2_12_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 12
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 13
  • var_id: PCAS2_13_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 13
  • var_id: PCAS2_14_err
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 14
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 14
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 15
  • var_id: PCAS2_15_err
  • units: percent
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 15
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 16
  • var_id: PCAS2_16_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 16
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 17
  • var_id: PCAS2_17_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 17
  • var_id: PCAS2_18_err
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 18
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 18
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 19
  • var_id: PCAS2_19_err
  • units: percent
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 19
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 2
  • var_id: PCAS2_02_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 2
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 20
  • var_id: PCAS2_20_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 20
  • var_id: PCAS2_21_err
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 21
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 21
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 22
  • var_id: PCAS2_22_err
  • units: percent
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 22
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 23
  • var_id: PCAS2_23_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 23
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 24
  • var_id: PCAS2_24_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 24
  • var_id: PCAS2_25_err
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 25
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 25
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 26
  • var_id: PCAS2_26_err
  • units: percent
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 26
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 27
  • var_id: PCAS2_27_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 27
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 28
  • var_id: PCAS2_28_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 28
  • var_id: PCAS2_29_err
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 29
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 29
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 3
  • var_id: PCAS2_03_err
  • units: percent
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 3
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 30
  • var_id: PCAS2_30_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 30
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 4
  • var_id: PCAS2_04_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 4
  • var_id: PCAS2_05_err
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 5
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 5
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 6
  • var_id: PCAS2_06_err
  • units: percent
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 6
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 7
  • var_id: PCAS2_07_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 7
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 8
  • var_id: PCAS2_08_err
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 8
  • var_id: PCAS2_09_err
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 9
  • names: Percentage error in PCASP2 (SPP200) conc in size channel 9
  • long_name: Refractive index of the aerosol used to calibrate channel diameter lower limits
  • var_id: PCAS2_D_L_RI
  • names: Refractive index of the aerosol used to calibrate channel diameter lower limits
  • long_name: Refractive index of the aerosol used to calibrate channel diameter upper limits
  • var_id: PCAS2_D_U_RI
  • names: Refractive index of the aerosol used to calibrate channel diameter upper limits
  • long_name: Time UTC integer seconds past midnight
  • var_id: Time
  • names: Time UTC integer seconds past midnight
  • var_id: PCAS2TSPM
  • long_name: Time UTC seconds past midnight for PCASP2 (SPP200)
  • standard_name: Time
  • names: Time, Time UTC seconds past midnight for PCASP2 (SPP200)
  • long_name: Volumetric sample flow rate through PCASP2 (SPP200)
  • var_id: PCAS2_FL
  • units: cm3 s-1
  • names: Volumetric sample flow rate through PCASP2 (SPP200)
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • var_id: pressure
  • units: Pa
  • names: air_pressure
  • units: degree_Celsius
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • names: air_temperature
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: alt
  • units: ft
  • names: altitude
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration from PCASP2 (SPP200) channels 2 to 30 included
  • var_id: PCAS2CON
  • names: droplet concentration from PCASP2 (SPP200) channels 2 to 30 included
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 1
  • var_id: CDP_01
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 1
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: CDP_10
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 10
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 10
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 11
  • var_id: CDP_11
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 11
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 12
  • var_id: CDP_12
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 12
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 13
  • var_id: CDP_13
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 13
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: CDP_14
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 14
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 14
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 15
  • var_id: CDP_15
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 15
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 16
  • var_id: CDP_16
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 16
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 17
  • var_id: CDP_17
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 17
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: CDP_18
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 18
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 18
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 19
  • var_id: CDP_19
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 19
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 2
  • var_id: CDP_02
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 2
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 20
  • var_id: CDP_20
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 20
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: CDP_21
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 21
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 21
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 22
  • var_id: CDP_22
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 22
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 23
  • var_id: CDP_23
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 23
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 24
  • var_id: CDP_24
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 24
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: CDP_25
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 25
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 25
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 26
  • var_id: CDP_26
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 26
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 27
  • var_id: CDP_27
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 27
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 28
  • var_id: CDP_28
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 28
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: CDP_29
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 29
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 29
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 3
  • var_id: CDP_03
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 3
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 30
  • var_id: CDP_30
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 30
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 4
  • var_id: CDP_04
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 4
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: CDP_05
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 5
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 5
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 6
  • var_id: CDP_06
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 6
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 7
  • var_id: CDP_07
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 7
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 8
  • var_id: CDP_08
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 8
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: CDP_09
  • long_name: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 9
  • names: droplet concentration in CDP size channel 9
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: u
  • names: eastward_wind
  • units: ug m-3
  • long_name: mass concentration of aerosols with particle size 0.1 to 3 microns
  • var_id: mass_concentration
  • names: mass concentration of aerosols with particle size 0.1 to 3 microns
  • units: 1e-9
  • standard_name: mole_fraction_of_sulfur_dioxide_in_air
  • var_id: SO2
  • names: mole_fraction_of_sulfur_dioxide_in_air
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: v
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • names: northward_wind
  • units: cm-3
  • var_id: cpc
  • long_name: number density of aerosols (all particle sizes)
  • names: number density of aerosols (all particle sizes)
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • units: percent
  • var_id: rel_humidity
  • names: relative_humidity
  • units: cm-3
  • long_name: total droplet concentration from CDP channels 2 to 30 included
  • var_id: CDP_CONC
  • names: total droplet concentration from CDP channels 2 to 30 included
  • var_id: w
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • names: upward_air_velocity

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: Time UTC seconds past midnight for CDP
  • var_id: CDP_TSPM
  • standard_name: time
  • names: time, Time UTC seconds past midnight for CDP
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • var_id: lon
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2010-04-09T23:00:00
End time:
2010-08-29T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
70.0000°
 
-20.0000°
 
10.0000°
 
40.0000°