GRIP DC-8 Dropsonde

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Title: GRIP DC-8 Dropsonde
Description:
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 DC-8 dropsonde system uses an integrated, highly accurate, GPS-located atmospheric profiling dropsonde, which measures and records current atmospheric conditions in a vertical column below the aircraft. The dropsonde instrument is ejected from a tube in the underside of the DC8 aircraft. As the dropsonde floats to the surface on a parachute, it continuously measures and transmits via a 400 MHz meteorological band telemetry link, pressure, temperature and relative humidity, as well as GPS-based wind formation data, to the receiving system onboard the aircraft. Data was collected for the GRIP campaign from 17 Aug 2010 to 22 Sep 2010.
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Beginning_Date: 20100817
Ending_Date: 20100922
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -100.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 0.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 0.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > FLIGHT LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: NASA DC-8 > NASA DOUGLAS DC-8
Theme_Keyword: DROPSONDES
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: GRIP (HURRICANE) > GENESIS AND RAPID INTENSIFICATION PROCESSES
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Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CARIBBEAN
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: THOMAS NORTHAM
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: northam@osb.wff.nasa.gov
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/MSFC/GHRC > Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: GHRC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: GHRC User Services Office
Address: Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC)
Address: 320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
State_or_Province: AL
Postal_Code: 35805
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 256-961-7932
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 256-961-7859
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ghrcdaac@itsc.uah.edu
Resource_Description: gripdrop
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110624
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120501
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHERRY HARRISON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
State_or_Province: AL
Postal_Code: 35805
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 256-961-7973
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ghrcdaac@itsc.uah.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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