Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ian Renfrew
Publication_Date: 1 February 2010
Title: Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement
Issue_Identification: GFDex
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: UK
Publisher: British Atmospheric Data Centre
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/data/gfdex
Description:
Abstract:
The Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment, based in Keflavik, Iceland, took place during February 2007. Its aim was to improve the understanding and ability to predict interactions between the atmospheric circulation and the topography of Greenland, both locally and downstream over Western Europe. Hitherto rare in situ observations of high-impact weather systems and their associated air-sea fluxes in the coastal seas of Greenland, were obtained and will be used to improve the numerical modelling and prediction of these weather systems, and thus improve the quality of the atmospheric forcing fields that are essential for accurate atmosphere-ocean coupling and the thermohaline circulation. These measurements will also be used to improve the numerical modelling and prediction of high-impact weather systems over Europe through the use of targeted observations upstream in sensitive areas of the flow. Remote and in situ measurements, and data collected onboard the FAAM Bae-146 aircraft(*) are available through the GFDex archive at the BADC. Forecast predictions from Met Office and HIRLAM models are also stored. In addition high resolution radiosonde profiles released for the campaign are archived there.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20070218
Ending_Date: 20080315
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -55.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -10.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 55.0
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: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ANTICYCLONES/CYCLONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > STATIC PRESSURE
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
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND STRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS
Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
Theme_Keyword: BALLOONS
Theme_Keyword: DROPWINDSONDES
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: 2DC > 2D CLOUD PROBE
Theme_Keyword: CLOUD LIQUID WATER PROBE
Theme_Keyword: DRY BULB THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: EDDY CORRELATION DEVICES
Theme_Keyword: GUST PROBES
Theme_Keyword: HYGROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: NET RADIOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: OZONE SENSOR
Theme_Keyword: PRESSURE PROBE
Theme_Keyword: WET BULB THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: PMS 2D-P PROBE > PARTICLE MEASURING SYSTEMS 2D-P PROBE
Theme_Keyword: NEVZOROV PROBE > NEVZOROV WATER VAPOR PROBE
Theme_Keyword: PMS 2D-C PROBE > PARTICLE MEASURING SYSTEMS 2D-C PROBE
Theme_Keyword: CIN > CLOUD INTEGRATING NEPHELOMETER
Theme_Keyword: FPH > LYMAN-ALPHA TOTAL WATER
Theme_Keyword: PYROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: CAMERA
Theme_Keyword: THORPEX > THE OBSERVING-SYSTEM RESEARCH AND PREDICTION EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: IPY > INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR
Theme_Keyword: THORPEX-IPY > IMPROVED NUMERICAL WEATHER FORECASTING AND CLIMATE SIMULATIONS
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA > FAEROE ISLANDS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > ICELAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA
Access_Constraints: Data is now unrestricted use.
Use_Constraints:
Now unrestricted
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: IAN ALASDAIR RENFREW
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: School of Environmental Sciences
Address: University of East Anglia
City: Norwich
State_or_Province: Norfolk
Postal_Code: NR4 7TJ
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 44 (0) 1603 592557
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: i.renfrew@uea.ac.uk
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UK/NCAS/BADC > British Atmospheric Data Centre, NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science, United Kingdom
Contact_Person: WENDY GARLAND
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
City: Chilton, near Didcot
State_or_Province: Oxfordshire
Postal_Code: OX11 0QX
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 (0) 1235 44 64 32
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 (0) 1235 44 63 14
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: badc@rl.ac.uk
Resource_Description: gfdex
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/data/gfdex/http://lgmacweb....
Access_Instructions:
Data set archive at BADC GFDex project website at UEA
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100202
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100302
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
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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