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UK BAE-146 Navigation, State Parameter, Microphysics, Aerosol, and Chemistry Data - 1Hz [UKMO]


This data set contains state parameter, microphysics and navigation data from the BAE-146 aircraft during the RICO project. The data are all 1 Hz averaged with the main data files in NetCDF format, with filenames in the form: RICO_FAAM_yyyymmdd_Rn_Bfff.NC where yyyymmdd is the flight date, n is a release number for the dataset (currently zero) and fff our own flight number (072 to 080 inclusive).

Each file is accompanied by a text file, RICO_FAAM_yyyymmdd_Rn_Bfff_DESCRIP.TXT which is an ascii text file giving details of the parameters included in the dataset and the data flagging scheme that we employ for quality control. Because of the way that data flags are employed, the NetCDF file contains for each parameter a further parameter which gives its flag values.

Since we are still investigating the calibration of some instruments and systems (in particular the windfinding system), this current dataset should be regarded as preliminary. Subsequent versions will have the release number updated.

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Spatial Type unknown
Frequency continuous
Language English

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2005-01-10 00:00:00
End datetime 2005-01-24 23:59:00

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 21.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 15.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -72.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -57.00

Primary point of contact information

Phillip R. A. Brown <>

Additional contact information


Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UK Met Office (UKMO). 2007. UK BAE-146 Navigation, State Parameter, Microphysics, Aerosol, and Chemistry Data - 1Hz. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 Sep 2019.

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