T-PARC DOTSTAR ASTRA Flight Level Data Set

1.0 General Description

This data set includes the one minute resolution flight level data from the seven flights undertaken by the DOTSTAR (Dropwindsonde Observations for Typhoon Surveillance near the Taiwan Region) ASTRA aircraft during the T-PARC field season. The flights took place on 20 August and 10, 11, 16, 22, 27 and 28 September 2008 in the region around Taiwan. The data were provided by the National Taiwan University. The data are in comma-delimited ASCII and contain the following parameters: altitude, true and ground air speed, static air temperature, latitude, longitude, wind direction, wind speed, heading and time.

1.1 Data Set Contact

Chun-Chieh Wu
Department of Atmospheric Science
National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd.
Taipei 10673, Taiwan
TEL and FAX: 886-2-2363-2303
Email: cwu@typhoon.as.ntu.edu.tw
Website: http://typhoon.as.ntu.edu.tw

2.0 Detailed Data Description

2.1 Detailed Format Description

The files are in comma-delimited ASCII and contain one-minute resolution data. The parameters are as follows: 1. Altitude (feet) 2. True Air Speed 3. Static Air Temperature (degC) 4. Latitude 5. Longitude 6. Ground Speed 7. Wind Speed (knot) 8. Display Heading 9. Wind Direction 10.Time (the same as MS excel time format)

2.2 Data Remarks

2.3 Station List

3.0 Quality Control Processing

NCAR/EOL has conducted no quality control on these data. They are provided as is.

4.0 References

DOTSTAR web site: http://typhoon.as.ntu.edu.tw/DOTSTAR/en/