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RICO: NCAR/NSF C-130 Aerosol Cloud Particle 2D-S Data


For the 2D-S in RICO the size distribution and some basic scalar quantities are archived at 1 Hz. Two different estimates of the Particle Size Distribution (PSD) are calculated and archived. The two PSDs correspond to methods 4 and 6 of 2DSView, the software package used to create the archive files. 2DSView may be obtained upon request from SPEC inc. and may be used for more tailored processing than the 1 Hz processing provided in the archive.

Each day's research Flight have two files, one for 2DS H-channel data, one for V-channel data.
The data file name gives the Flight number
year month day YYYYMMDD
the instrument 2DS
channel H or V

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Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2008-12-17)
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Spatial Type multiple
Frequency 1 second
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2004-12-19 00:00:00
End datetime 2005-01-24 23:59:59

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

Bradley A. Baker <>

Additional contact information


Baker, B., Baker, B. 2008. RICO: NCAR/NSF C-130 Aerosol Cloud Particle 2D-S Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 25 Feb 2024.

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