Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment
Entry ID: GFDex_data

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Summary
Abstract: The Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment, based in Keflavik, Iceland, took place during February 2007. Its aim was to improve the understanding and ability to predict interactions between the atmospheric circulation and the topography of Greenland, both locally and downstream over Western Europe. Hitherto rare in situ observations of high-impact weather systems and their associated air-sea fluxes in the coastal seas of Greenland, were obtained and will be used to improve the numerical modelling and prediction of these weather systems, and thus improve the quality of the atmospheric forcing fields that are essential for accurate atmosphere-ocean coupling and the thermohaline circulation. These measurements will also be used to improve the numerical modelling and prediction of high-impact weather systems over Europe through the use of targeted observations upstream in sensitive areas of the flow.

Remote and in situ measurements, and data collected onboard the FAAM Bae-146 aircraft(*) are available through the GFDex archive at the BADC. Forecast predictions from Met Office and HIRLAM models are also stored.

In addition high resolution radiosonde profiles released for the campaign are archived there.

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Description: Data set archive at BADC
GFDex project website at UEA


Geographic Coverage
 N: 70.0 S: 55.0  E: -10.0  W: -55.0
 Min Altitude: 0 M  Max Altitude: 10 KM  Min Depth: N/A  Max Depth: N/A

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ian Renfrew
Dataset Title: Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment
Dataset Series Name: Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement
Dataset Release Date: 1 February 2010
Dataset Release Place: UK
Dataset Publisher: British Atmospheric Data Centre
Version: 1
Issue Identification: GFDex
Online Resource: http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/data/gfdex


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-02-18
Stop Date: 2008-03-15


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA > FAEROE ISLANDS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > ICELAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ANTICYCLONES/CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >STATIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
AIRCRAFT    [Information]
BALLOONS    [Information]
DROPWINDSONDES    [Information]
RADIOSONDES    [Information]


Instrument
2DC >2D Cloud Probe    [Information]
CLOUD LIQUID WATER PROBE
DRY BULB THERMOMETERS    [Information]
EDDY CORRELATION DEVICES    [Information]
GUST PROBES    [Information]
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
NET RADIOMETERS    [Information]
OZONE SENSOR    [Information]
PRESSURE PROBE
WET BULB THERMOMETERS    [Information]
PMS 2D-P PROBE >Particle Measuring Systems 2D-P Probe    [Information]
NEVZOROV PROBE >Nevzorov Water Vapor Probe    [Information]
PMS 2D-C PROBE >Particle Measuring Systems 2D-C Probe    [Information]
CIN >Cloud Integrating Nephelometer    [Information]
FPH >Lyman-Alpha Total Water    [Information]
PYROMETERS
CAMERA


Project
THORPEX >THe Observing-system Research and Prediction EXperiment    [Information]
IPY >INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR    [Information]
THORPEX-IPY >Improved numerical weather forecasting and climate simulations    [Information]


Access Constraints
Data is now unrestricted use.


Use Constraints
Now unrestricted


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
British Atmospheric Data Centre, NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science, United Kingdom    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/
Dataset ID: gfdex

Data Center Personnel
Name: WENDY GARLAND
Phone: +44 (0) 1235 44 64 32
Fax: +44 (0) 1235 44 63 14
Email: badc at rl.ac.uk
Contact Address:
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
City: Chilton, near Didcot
Province or State: Oxfordshire
Postal Code: OX11 0QX
Country: UK


Personnel
IAN ALASDAIR RENFREW
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 44 (0) 1603 592557
Email: i.renfrew at uea.ac.uk
Contact Address:
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
City: Norwich
Province or State: Norfolk
Postal Code: NR4 7TJ
Country: UK



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-02-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-03-02

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