CAMEX-4 DC-8 Dropsonde System
Entry ID: c4dd8d

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Summary
Abstract: The DC-8 Dropsonde System (D8D) uses dropwinsonde and Global
Positioning System (GPS) receivers to measure the atmospheric state
parameters (temp, humidity, windspeed/direction pressure) and location
in 3 dimensional space during the sonde's descent once each half
second. Measurements are transmitted to the aircraft from the time of
release until impact with the ocean's surface.

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Description: CAMEX Project home page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 10.0  E: -60.0  W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/MSFC/GHRC
Dataset Title: CAMEX-4 DC-8 Dropsonde System
Online Resource: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_catalog/c4dd8d.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-08-15
Stop Date: 2001-09-25


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS >WIND SPEED    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS >WIND DIRECTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
NASA DC-8 >NASA Douglas DC-8    [Information]


Instrument
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]
AVAPS >Airborne Vertical Atmosphere Profiling Systems    [Information]
DC8 DROPSONDES    [Information]
DROPSONDES    [Information]
DROPWINDSONDES    [Information]
GPS SONDE    [Information]


Project
CAMEX >Convection and Moisture Experiment    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
CAMEX-4 >Convection and Moisture Experiment 4    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Access Constraints
none


Use Constraints
none


Keywords
EOSDIS
relative humidity
wind speed
wind direction


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GHRC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: 256-961-7932
Fax: 256-961-7859
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
Contact Address:
GHRC User Services Office
Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC)
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 57Kb/drop
Distribution_Format: ASCII


Personnel
SHERRY HARRISON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 256-961-7973
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
Contact Address:
320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA


JEFFREY, DR. HALVERSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: halverson at agnes.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-01

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