Information about dataset 163027

Unqualified dataset name THORPEX-QC080315b_D20080315_151144QC
Full dataset name DOKIPY/THORPEX-QC080315b/THORPEX-QC080315b_D20080315_151144QC
abstract The files contain data from NCAR GPS dropsondes AVAPS (Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System), taken during the Norwegian IPY-THORPEX field campaign from 25 February to 17 March 2008. A description of AVAPS is given in: The data has been post-processed and quality controlled with the Atmospheric Sounding Processing Environment (ASPEN). For more information, see: During the campaign period the DLR Falcon 20 was stationed at Andenes airport in Norway and used for flight missions for the study of adverse weather in the Arctic region. The field campaign had a particular focus on polar lows. Two such events was measured during the campaign period, 3-4 March and 17 March. The 3-4 March case was measured by 3 flight missions, documenting the full life cycle of a polar low. The IPY-THORPEX project is described in: A description of each flight, including the flight plansas given in:
activity_type Aircraft
area Nordic Seas
bounding_box 7.5556697845459,79.5739974975586,7.44344997406006,79.6024017333984
Conventions CF-1.1
data_file_location /metno/damocles/data/
data_file_size 133752
datacollection_period 2008-02-25 to 2008-03-18
dataset_name DOKIPY THORPEX-QC080315b THORPEX-QC080315bD20080315151144QC
distribution_statement Free
history 2011-06-07 revision Changed attributes with sed
institution Norwegian Meteorological Institute
keywords Arctic
Polar low
PI_name Jón Egill Kristjánsson
product_name Dropsonde Falcon 20
project_name IPY-THORPEX
title Norwegian IPY-THORPEX field campaign 2008
topiccategory climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
variable air_potential_temperature
Atmosphere > Altitude > Geopotential Height > HIDDEN
Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements > HIDDEN
Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Potential Temperature > HIDDEN
Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity > HIDDEN
Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Profiles > HIDDEN