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Digital Camera Movies



During ACES, the NSF/NCAR HIAPER GV (Tail Number N677F) flew digital cameras for in-flight video capture. Individual photo jpeg images were captured once per second during flights. Images taken after dark have been stripped from this archive. Remaining images were converted to Quicktime movie files. The movies are h.264 codec playable with Quicktime (Mac and Windows), xine, (linux) and mplayer (many platforms). The original images are 1024x768 pixels and were recorded at 1 frame/second. The movies are set to play back at 512x384 pixels and 15 fps.

Animated plots are visible on the right side of the frame with the following variables:

Plot 1: GGALT timeseries  

Plot 2: ATX timeseries  

Plot 3: PSX timeseries  

Plot 4: WS timeseries  

Plot 5: WD timeseries  

Plot 6: (ATX, DPXC), GGALT 1:1  

Plot 7: GGLAT, GGLON 1:1

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Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 0.1 (2024-05-21):
  • 1.0 (2024-06-18):

    Updated camera movies to include animated plots

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Spatial Type video
Frequency 1 second
Language English
GCMD Science Keywords Expand keywords
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2024-04-08 15:00:00
End datetime 2024-04-08 21:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 34.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 28.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -111.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -93.00

Primary point of contact information

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Additional contact information


NCAR/EOL Digital Camera Imagery Team. 2024. Digital Camera Movies. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 Jun 2024.

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