NAMMA DC-8 Dropsonde

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Citation:
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Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: NAMMA DC-8 Dropsonde
Description:
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 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.
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060807
Ending_Date: 20060912
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -50.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -5.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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 > SURFACE WINDS
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: DC8 DROPSONDES
Theme_Keyword: DROPSONDES
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: NAMMA > NASA AFRICAN MONSOON MULTIDISCIPLINARY ANALYSES CAMPAIGN
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CAPE VERDE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: THOMAS NORTHAM
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: northam@osb.wff.nasa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/MSFC/GHRC > Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: SHERRY HARRISON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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
Resource_Description: namdrop
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII EOL
Transfer_Size: 52.32Mb
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93...
Access_Instructions:
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Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://airbornescience.nsstc.nasa.gov/namma/
Access_Instructions:
NAMMA home page
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070423
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120502
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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