NAMMA DC-8 Navigation and Housekeeping (ICATS)
Entry ID: namdc8nav

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Summary
Abstract: The NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (NAMMA) campaign is a field
research investigation sponsored by the Science Mission Directorate of the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This mission was based in
the Cape Verde Islands, 350 miles off the coast of Senegal in west Africa.
Commencing in August 2006, NASA scientists employed surface observation
networks and aircraft to characterize the evolution and structure of African
Easterly Waves (AEWs) and Mesoscale Convective Systems over continental western
Africa, and their associated impacts on regional water and energy budgets. NASA
will also made extensive use of its orbiting satellites (including Aqua, TRMM,
and the recently-launched Cloudsat/CALIPSO) and modeling capabilities to
improve its forecasts and flight plans.

The DC-8 Information Collection and Transmission System (ICATS) processes and
archives avionics and environmental parameters from the Navigational Management
System, GPS, Central Air Data Computer, Embedded GPS/INS, and analog voltage
sources from the aircraft and experimenters. They include measurement of
aircraft parameters such as airspeed, altitude, roll/pitch/yaw angles, ground
speed, flight level wind speed, temperature and many others. These data files
were generated during support of the NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary
Analyses (NAMMA) campaign.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.0 S: -5.0  E: 10.0  W: -50.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-08-19
Stop Date: 2006-09-12


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CAPE VERDE
CONTINENT > AFRICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS >AIRSPEED/GROUND SPEED    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS >FLIGHT DATA LOGS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


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


Instrument
TEMPERATURE PROBES    [Information]
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
NAMMA >NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses Campaign    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Access Constraints
none


Use Constraints
none


Keywords
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: namdc8nav

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHERRY HARRISON
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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 1.667 Gb
Distribution_Format: binary, ASCII
Fees: none


Personnel
RICK SHELTER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 701-777-6040
Fax: 701-330-2126
Email: rshelter at nserc.und.edu
Contact Address:
University of North Dakota Box 9011
City: Grand Forks
Province or State: ND
Postal Code: 58202-9011
Country: USA


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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-02

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