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BOREAS AFM-04 TWIN OTTER AIRCRAFT SOUNDING DATA
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Summary:

The BOREAS AFM-04 team used the NRC Twin Otter aircraft to make sounding measurements through the boundary layer. These measurements included concentrations of carbon dioxide and ozone, atmospheric pressure, dry bulb temperature, potential temperature, dewpoint temperature, calculated mixing ratio, and wind speed and direction. Aircraft position, heading, and altitude were also recorded. Data were collected at both the NSA and the SSA in 1994 and 1996.

A guide document which includes more information about this data set can be found at http://daac.ornl.gov/boreas/AFM/afm4toas/comp/AFM04_Soundings.txt.

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

MacPherson, J. I., and R. L. Desjardins. 2000. BOREAS AFM-04 Twin Otter Aircraft Sounding Data. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/498.

References:

Barr, A.G., A.K. Betts, R.L. Desjardins, and J.I. MacPherson. 1997. Comparison of regional surface fluxes from boundary-layer budgets and aircraft measurements above boreal forest. Journal of Geophysical Research 102(D24): 29,213-29,218.

Desjardins, R.L., J.I. MacPherson, L. Mahrt, P. Schuepp, E. Pattey, H. Neumann, D. Baldocchi, S. Wofsy, D. Fitzjarrald, H. McCaughey, and D.W. Joiner. 1997. Scaling up flux measurements for the boreal forest using aircraft-tower combinations. Journal of Geophysical Research 102(D24): 29,125-29,133.

Dobosy, R.J., T.L. Crawford, J.I. MacPherson, R.L. Desjardins, R.D. Kelly, S.P. Oncley, and D.H. Lenschow. 1997. Intercomparison among four flux aircraft at BOREAS in 1994. Journal of Geophysical Research 102(D24):29,101-29,111.

MacPherson, J.I. and A.K. Betts. 1997. Aircraft encounters with strong coherent vortices over the boreal forest. Journal of Geophysical Research 102(D24): 29,231-29,234.

Ogunjemiyo, S., P.H. Schuepp, J.I. MacPherson, and R.L. Desjardins. 1997. Analysis of flux maps versus surface characteristics from Twin Otter grid flights in BOREAS 1994. Journal of Geophysical Research 102(D24): 29,135-29,145.

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1994. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1994-3.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 94).

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1996-2.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 96).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1994 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 94).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1997. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1996 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 96).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, H. Margolis, B. Kelly, D. Baldocchi, G. den Hartog, J. Cihlar, M.G. Ryan, B. Goodison, P. Crill, K.J. Ranson, D. Lettenmaier, and D.E. Wickland. 1995. The boreal ecosystem-atmosphere study (BOREAS): an overview and early results from the 1994 field year. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 76(9):1549-1577.

Sellers, P.J., F.G. Hall, R.D. Kelly, A. Black, D. Baldocchi, J. Berry, M. Ryan, K.J. Ranson, P.M. Crill, D.P. Lettenmaier, H. Margolis, J. Cihlar, J. Newcomer, D. Fitzjarrald, P.G. Jarvis, S.T. Gower, D. Halliwell, D. Williams, B. Goodison, D.E. Wickland, and F.E. Guertin. 1997. BOREAS in 1997: Experiment Overview, Scientific Results and Future Directions. Journal of Geophysical Research 102(D24): 28,731-28,770.

Data Format:

For information on Parameter/Variable Names, Variable Description/Definition, Units of Measurement, and Data File Format see this companion file http://daac.ornl.gov/boreas/AFM/afm4toas/comp/afm4toas.def

Document Information:

13-Jan-2000 (data set citation revised on 12-Sep-2002)

Document Review Date:

13-Jan-2000

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