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NSF/NCAR GV HIAPER Fast 2DC Particle Size Distribution (PSD) Product Data


This data set contains the cloud particle size distributions (PSDs) and bulk properties data from the Fast2DC probe that was flown on-board the NSF/NCAR HIAPER GV aircraft during the 15 flights for the SOCRATES (Southern Ocean Clouds, Radiation, Aerosol Transport Experimental Study) project over the Southern Ocean region from 15 January to 24 February 2018 (except for RF02). The bulk properties include total number concentration, liquid water content, and ice water content. The data are in NetCDF4 format.

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Data Quality final
  • 0.1 (2019-01-14)
  • 1.0 (2019-06-20):

    This version contains the final quality controlled data.

  • 1.1 (2019-09-25):

    This version fixed an issue for F2DC on RF07. The Nt and Nice variables in all flights in V1.0 was output incorrectly, and fixed in this version.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2018-01-15 00:00:00
End datetime 2018-02-24 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: -30.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -70.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 130.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Wu, W., McFarquhar, G. 2019. NSF/NCAR GV HIAPER Fast 2DC Particle Size Distribution (PSD) Product Data. Version 1.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 30 Oct 2020.

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