GRIP DC-8 Meteorological Measurement System (MMS)
Entry ID: gripmms

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Summary
Abstract: The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment was a NASA Earth science field experiment conducted August 5 to September 30, 2010. The major goal was to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes. NASA used the DC-8 aircraft, the WB-57 aircraft and the Global Hawk Unmanned Airborne System (UAS), configured with a suite of in situ and remote sensing instruments that were used to observe and characterize the lifecycle of hurricanes. This campaign also capitalized on a number of ground networks and space-based assets, in addition to the instruments deployed on aircraft from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ( DC-8), Houston, Texas (WB-57), and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, California (Global Hawk).

The MMS provides high-resolution and accurate meteorological parameters (pressure, temperature, turbulence index, and the 3-dimensional wind vector). The MMS hardware consists of 3 major systems: an air-motion sensing system to measure air velocity with respect to the aircraft, an aircraft-motion sensing system to measure the aircraft velocity with respect to the earth, and a data acquisition system to sample, process, and record the measured quantities. In addition to making the in flight measurements, a major and necessary step is the post mission systematic calibration and data processing. The primary data set consists of 1 Hz meteorological data (P, T, 3D winds). The secondary data set at 20 Hz includes the meteorological data and additional parameters such as Potential-Temperature; True-Air-Speed; aircraft GPS position, velocities, attitudes, acceleration and air flow data (angle-of-attack, sideslip).

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 45.0 S: 0.0  E: 0.0  W: -100.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-08-08
Stop Date: 2010-09-25


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


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >STATIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS >AIRSPEED/GROUND SPEED    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS >TOTAL PRESSURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS >TOTAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


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


Instrument
PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS    [Information]
ROSEMOUNT PROBES    [Information]
TEMPERATURE PROBES    [Information]
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]
INS >Inertial Navigation System    [Information]
PITOT-STATIC SYSTEM    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
GRIP (HURRICANE) >Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


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none


Use Constraints
none


Keywords
EOSDIS
AIR MOTION SENSOR


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: gripmms

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: 18.1 Mb / file
Distribution_Format: ASCII
Fees: none


Personnel
T. P. BUI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 650-604-5534 (phone)
Email: bui at mms.arc.nasa.gov
Email: pbui at mail.arc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Ames Research Center, Mail Stop 245-5
City: Moffett Field
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035-1000
Country: USA


CECILIA CHANG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 707.938.9387
Email: cchang at mail.arc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
560 Third St West
City: Sonoma
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035-1000
Country: USA


JONATHAN DEAN-DAY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 707.938.9387
Email: day at mms.arc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
560 Third St West
City: Sonoma
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035-1000
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: 2011-05-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-01

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