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NSF/NCAR C-130 DRI CCN and CN Data (Horizontal legs - Cloud Free)



Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN) and Condensation Nuclei (CN) measurements obtained by the Desert Research Institute (DRI - Hudson) from the NCAR C-130 during ACE-1. Concentrations are per cubic centimeter normalized to sea-level pressure. The data presented here are ambient, unprocessed measurements. All other measurements that were obtained during the project have been removed from these files. These data were obtained during approximately horizontal flight legs when the aircraft was outside of clouds. A companion dataset is available that contains in-cloud and cloud free data.

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Spatial Type point
Frequency no set schedule
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1995-11-17 00:00:00
End datetime 1995-12-12 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

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Maximum (North) Latitude: 80.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -75.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 130.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -104.00

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James G. Hudson <>

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Desert Research Institute. 2006. NSF/NCAR C-130 DRI CCN and CN Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 08 Dec 2021.

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