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Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data [NCAR/EOL]

Summary

This data set includes airborne measurements obtained from the NCAR Research Aviation Facility (RAF) Gulfstream V (HIAPER) aircraft (Tail Number N677F) during the HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) of Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gases Study Phase 3 (HIPPO-3) project. This dataset contains low rate navigation, state parameter, and microphysics flight-level data in netCDF format.

Data access

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Additional information

Identifier
Data Quality final
Versions
  • 0.7 (2011-03-28)
  • 0.8 (2011-05-06)
  • 0.9 (2012-12-17)
  • 3.0 (2013-02-21):

    Component files were updated Dec 2012 by Pavel to fix WI/WIC confusion. New vars were merged with nc files and ready to release 20 Feb 2013. Changes are described in /scr/raf/Prod_Data/HIPPO-1/V4_20130220/PM report - Data Changes Notifications 12-2012.docx

  • 4.0 (2016-11-10):
    The NCAR/EOL Research Aviation Facility has recently completed a review and upgrade of its existing algorithms for data processing to incorporate recent improvements that have become available for specific instruments. HIPPO-3 LRT data have been reprocessed and rereleased with these new upgrades. For more info see the Appendix to HIPPO-III Project Manager's Report: Reprocessing
  • 5.0 (2019-01-25):

    This update contains corrected 2DC data (variable names ending in _LWIO). No other data has been changed. It was discovered that all particles in a single buffer got time-stamped with the data-system time tag of the end off the buffer. For concentrations above 5-10/L, or when in heavy cloud, the system writes multiple buffers per second so the time-stamp will be very close to accurate. When a buffer spans multiple seconds, all the particles were being binned to the second of the end time-stamp for the buffer. This has now been corrected so data is spread across the time-period of the buffer correctly.

    This version also uses exact circle fitting for measuring particle size and limits accepted particles to center-in images.


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Spatial Type raster
Frequency 1 second
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2010-03-16 18:07:00
End datetime 2010-04-16 23:00:00

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 85.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -67.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 172.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -105.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <eol-datahelp@ucar.edu>

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2019. Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 5.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6QF8R6R. Accessed 23 Feb 2019.

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