NOAA AOC WP-3D Research Flight Data (DSI-6420)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00581

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Summary
Abstract: NOAA AOC WP-3D Research Flight Data is digital data set DSI-6420, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This data set is meteorological data gathered by Lockheed WP-3D Orion aircraft, operated by the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) at MacDill AFB, Florida. Data is provided by the Science and Engineering Division of AOC to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The WP-3D aircraft perform many projects throughout the year. Examples of these projects would be hurricane research, atmospheric chemistry,thunderstorm investigations, and winter weather missions. Each of these projects consists of a series of individual flights. For instance, during hurricane projects, the P-3 may fly numerous flights through different tropical cyclones. For each archived project, there are multiple directories consisting of individual flights. The data in these flight directories contain the actual raw meteorological parameters obtained from sensors located in different positions on the aircraft. The data is initially written to a digital data tape on the aircraft and then later converted to a file for faster processing and archiving. Each flight folder also contains a scanned image of the actual flight manifest, the navigation log, and the mission observation logs. The flight-level data file contains measurements acquired in one second intervals. The following is a generalized list of these measured parameters: Time, GPS position data, inertial data, radar altimeter measurements, liquid water, total temperature, dewpoint temperature, attack pressure, slip pressure, differential attack and slip pressures, and static and dynamic pressure. Depending on the needs of each individual project, other sources of data will be added or subtracted from this list. As of publication this record consists of 5 projects: 1) NOAA-42 Aircraft-N42RF during the 2003 Hurricane season, the Tamdar project, and a wind calibration flight. 2) NOAA-43 Aircraft-N43RF-2003 Sar Pod, Hurricane, and Extratropical Season as well as the SFMR test flight missions. 3) NOAA-49 Aircraft-N49RF 2004 Winter Storms Experiment. 4) NOAA-43 Name Experiment 2004. 5) NOAA-49 Aircraft N49RF Hurricane Season 2004.

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: NOAA AOC WP-3D Research Flight Data (DSI-6420)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/documentlibrary/datasets.html#TD6420A


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-07-09


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TYPHOONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >STATIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >TURBULENCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >ANTENNA TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS >AIRSPEED/GROUND SPEED    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS >ATTITUDE CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS >TOTAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >FLIGHT LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION


Platform
AIRCRAFT    [Information]


Instrument
ALTIMETERS    [Information]
RADAR ALTIMETERS    [Information]
AEROSOL MONITOR    [Information]
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS    [Information]
HUMIDITY SENSORS    [Information]
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
PMS >Particle Measuring System
TEMPERATURE SENSORS    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]
WIND VANES    [Information]
C-SCAT >C-Band Scatterometer    [Information]
SCATTEROMETERS    [Information]
DROPSONDES    [Information]
PYRANOMETERS    [Information]
PYRGEOMETERS    [Information]
GPS SONDE    [Information]
PMS 2D-P PROBE >Particle Measuring Systems 2D-P Probe    [Information]
PMS 2D-C PROBE >Particle Measuring Systems 2D-C Probe    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown


Access Constraints
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
GLOBAL
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-6420 ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


Personnel
NCDC METADATA SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-12-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21

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