Norwegian IPY-THORPEX field campaign 2008
Entry ID: DOKIPY_THORPEX-QC080228a

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Summary
Abstract: The files contain data from NCAR GPS dropsondes AVAPS (Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System), taken during the Norwegian IPY-THORPEX field campaign from 25 February to 17 March 2008. A description of AVAPS is given in: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/isf/facilities/dropsonde/ The data has been post-processed and quality controlled with the Atmospheric Sounding Processing Environment (ASPEN). For more information, see: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/isf/facilities/software/aspen/aspen.html During the campaign period the DLR Falcon 20 was stationed at Andenes airport in Norway and used for flight missions for the study of adverse weather in the Arctic region. The field campaign had a particular focus on polar lows. Two such events was measured during the campaign period, 3-4 March and 17 March. The 3-4 March case was measured by 3 flight missions, documenting the full life cycle of a polar low. The IPY-THORPEX project is described in: http://www.ipy-thorpex.no. A description of each flight, including the flight plansas given in: http://www.pa.op.dlr.de/ipy_thorpex/

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION


Geographic Coverage
 N: 74.5195 S: 68.9232  E: 14.1798  W: -9.80354

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jón Egill Kristjánsson
Dataset Title: Norwegian IPY-THORPEX field campaign 2008
Dataset Release Date: Not Available
Dataset Release Place: Not Available
Dataset Publisher: met.no Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Version: Not Available


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-02-25
Stop Date: 2008-03-18


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > Nordic Seas
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE >AIR_POTENTIAL_TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS >AIR_PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >EASTWARD_WIND    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >NORTHWARD_WIND    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE_HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND_SPEED    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Project
IPY >INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR    [Information]
IPY-THORPEX >Improved numerical weather forecasting and climate simulations    [Information]


Access Constraints
Free


Use Constraints
Not Available


Keywords
Arctic
Atmosphere
Polar
low
Profile
AVAPS
Dropsonde


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://met.no/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EGIL STØREN
Phone: +4722963000
Contact Address:
Norwegian Meteorological Institute P.O. Box 43 Blindern
City: Oslo
Postal Code: N-0313
Country: Norway


Personnel
EGIL STØREN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +4722963000
Contact Address:
Norwegian Meteorological Institute P.O. Box 43 Blindern
City: Oslo
Postal Code: N-0313
Country: Norway



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-27

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