The First Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition (AASE-I) and the Meteorological Measurement System (MMS) Data CD-ROM's

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Originator: NASA, NOAA, NSF, Universities, Chemical Manufacturers Association, and Meteorological agencies overseas
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Title: The First Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition (AASE-I) and the Meteorological Measurement System (MMS) Data CD-ROM's
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Online_Linkage: http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/aase/
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The first CD-ROM contains the Second Edition of data pertaining to the First Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition (AASE-I) which was based in Stavanger, Norway during January and February, 1989. The First Edition of this dataset, produced in March 1990, was corrupted by many data errors introduced during production of the CD-ROM. The form of the errors was a random conversion of characters to spaces but hopefully the random data errors are not present in this edition. The second CD-ROM contains all of the 5 Hz data from the ER-2 Meteorological Measurement System (MMS) taken during the 1989 AASE-I associated with flights during which mesoscale disturbances were observed. This disc was generated as an appendix to the primary AASE-I CD-ROM dataset. The data consists of measurements collected onboard the NASA ER-2 and DC-8 aircraft, ozonesonde soundings from three stations (Angmagssalik and Scoresbysund, Greenland, and Lerwick, U.K.), aerosol and temperature profiles from the SAM II spacecraft, global grid point values of Nimbus-7 TOMS ozone, and selected radiosonde soundings from stations in the region of the experiment. This expedition was aimed at studying the production and loss mechanisms of ozone in the north polar stratospheric environment, and the effect on ozone distribution of the Arctic polar vortex and of the cold temperatures associated with the formation of Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSC). The mission was organized and funded by NASA, NOAA, NSF, universities, Chemical Manufacturers Association, and meteorological agencies overseas, utilizing similar instrumentation that was deployed during the Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment (AAOE) of 1987. Theory teams provided calculations of: potential vorticity along the ER-2 flight path; cross-sections of potential vorticity, temperature, and geopotential heights along the DC-8 flight path; cross-sections of Clx, Fx, HCl, HNO3, and NOy along the DC-8 flight path; global grid point values of temperature, geopotential heights, and horizontal winds on selected pressure surfaces; northern hemispheric grid point values of potential vorticity and pressure on selected potential temperature surfaces. Because of its limited range, the ER-2 is not be able to survey the entire Arctic region. The ER-2 measured ozone, chlorine monoxide, nitric oxide, reactive nitrogen, nitrous oxide, total water, bromine monoxide, nitric acid, condensation nuclei, aerosol size distribution, whole air sampling, and particle chemistry and size. The DC-8 can cover a greater range, enabling it to survey the polar vortex and air processed through the cold temperature region of the polar vortex. The DC-8 collected information similar to that of the ER-2, along with the vertical distribution of ozone and aerosols, methane, and in situ measurements of ozone. All files within this release are standard ASCII files with variable length records terminated by <CR><LF> (ASCII decimal values 13 and 10). In general, the file naming convention uses a two character prefix to identify the measurement, followed by a six digit number giving the year, month, and day (GMT) of the flight (or balloon launch). To identify the measurement platform, a three character name as in ER2, DC8, or Bhh is used to denote the data is from the ER-2, DC-8, or balloon (hh denotes the GMT hour of launch). AASE-I discovered that while NOx and to some degree NOy were perturbed within the arctic vortex, there was little evidence for desiccation. Under these (in contrast to the antarctic) marginally perturbed conditions, however, CLO was found to be dramatically enhanced such that a large fraction of the available (inorganic) chlorine resided in the form of CLO and its dimmer CLOOCL. A follow-up phase, AASE-II, was conducted in 1991 and 1992.
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REFERENCE: AASE Project Office 1988/1989 Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition Moffett Field, CA 94035 NASA Ames Research Center An overview of the 1989 AASE.
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REFERENCE: Anderson, J.G., and O.B. Toon, 1993 Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition II: An Overview Geophys. Res. Lett. 20 2499-2502
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Beginning_Date: 19890101
Ending_Date: 19890228
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL EXTINCTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > PARTICULATE MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > CARBON MONOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES > BROMINE MONOXIDE
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 TEMPERATURE > POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VORTICITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON MONOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > METHANE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS > CHLORINE MONOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > NITRIC ACID
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > NITROGEN DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > NITROGEN OXIDES > REACTIVE NITROGEN OXIDES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > NITROUS OXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE
Theme_Keyword: NIMBUS-7
Theme_Keyword: NASA ER-2 > NASA EARTH RESOURCES-2
Theme_Keyword: HYGROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: MMS > METEOROLOGICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: PROFILERS
Theme_Keyword: LIDAR > LIGHT DETECTION AND RANGING
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Theme_Keyword: FTIR SPECTROMETER > FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: INTERFEROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: SPECTROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: TOMS > TOTAL OZONE MAPPING SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: AASE > AIRBORNE ARCTIC STRATOSPHERIC EXPEDITION
Theme_Keyword: SAM-II > STRATOSPHERIC AEROSOL MEASUREMENT II
Theme_Keyword: Cd-rom
Theme_Keyword: Co
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Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
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Contact_Person: STEVE HIPSKIND
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address: NASA Ames Research Center
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: steve.hipskind@nasa.gov
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Contact_Organization: NASA/ARC/ESD/ESPO > Earth Science Project Office, Earth Sciences Division, Ames Research Center, NASA
Contact_Person: STEVE HIPSKIND
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address: NASA Ames Research Center
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: steve.hipskind@nasa.gov
Resource_Description: AASE89
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http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/aase/index.html
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Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition (AASE) Home Page
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Metadata_Review_Date: 20110415
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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