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NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) Flight Level Data

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Originator: DOC/NOAA/OMAO/AOC > Aircraft Operations Center, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Title: NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) Flight Level Data
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NOAA AOC WP-3D Research Flight Data is digital data set DSI-6420, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This data set is meteorological data gathered by Lockheed WP-3D Orion aircraft, operated by the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) at MacDill AFB, Florida. Data is provided by the Science and Engineering Division of AOC to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The WP-3D aircraft perform many projects throughout the year. Examples of these projects would be hurricane research, atmospheric chemistry, thunderstorm investigations, and winter weather missions. Each of these projects consists of a series of individual flights. For instance, during hurricane projects, the P-3 may fly numerous flights through different tropical cyclones. For each archived project, there are multiple directories consisting of individual flights. The data in these flight directories contain the actual raw meteorological parameters obtained from sensors located in different positions on the aircraft. The data is initially written to a digital data tape on the aircraft and then later converted to a file for faster processing and archiving. Each flight folder also contains a scanned image of the actual flight manifest, the navigation log, and the mission observation logs. The flight-level data file contains measurements acquired in one second intervals. The following is a generalized list of these measured parameters: Time, GPS position data, inertial data, radar altimeter measurements, liquid water, total temperature, dewpoint temperature, attack pressure, slip pressure, differential attack and slip pressures, and static and dynamic pressure. Depending on the needs of each individual project, other sources of data will be added or subtracted from this list. As of publication this record consists of 5 projects: 1) NOAA-42 Aircraft-N42RF during the 2003 Hurricane season, the Tamdar project, and a wind calibration flight. 2) NOAA-43 Aircraft-N43RF-2003 Sar Pod, Hurricane, and Extratropical Season as well as the SFMR test flight missions. 3) NOAA-49 Aircraft-N49RF 2004 Winter Storms Experiment. 4) NOAA-43 Name Experiment 2004. 5) NOAA-49 Aircraft N49RF Hurricane Season 2004. This dataset is intended to provide a detailed understanding of atmospheric processes in storms for researchers.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19890915
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -30.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 80.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -10.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TROPICAL CYCLONES > HURRICANES
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > AIRSPEED/GROUND SPEED
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE
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Theme_Keyword: MFRSR > MULTIFILTER ROTATING SHADOWBAND RADIOMETER AND BROADBAND PYRANOMETER
Theme_Keyword: C-SCAT > C-BAND SCATTEROMETER
Theme_Keyword: IR CO2 ANALYZER > INFRARED CARBON DIOXIDE ANALYZER
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Theme_Keyword: PYRGEOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
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Theme_Keyword: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: PRESSURE SENSORS
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Theme_Keyword: Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Continent > North America
Theme_Keyword: Vertical Location > Troposphere
Theme_Keyword: Vertical Location > Sea Surface
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Theme_Keyword: Dropwindsondes
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Theme_Keyword: Gps Sonde
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Theme_Keyword: Ir Co2 Analyzer > Infrared Carbon Dioxide Analyzer
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Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
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Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
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Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA Aircraft Operations Center ([year of data]): NOAA AOC Flight Level Data [indicate dataset name and subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. [access date]. NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 828-271-4800
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Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image of Lockheed WP-3D Orion aircraft (source: NOAA AOC).
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Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
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Address: Federal Building, Room 468
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Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20151030
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
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Address: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
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Country: USA
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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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