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SAFARI 2000 C-130 Aerosol and Meteorological Data, Dry Season 2000

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Data setSAFARI 2000 C-130 Aerosol and Meteorological Data, Dry Season 2000
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/720
Release date2004-09-13
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2000-09-05

Description

The Met Office C-130 research aircraft was based at Windhoek, Namibia, between September 5-16, 2000, where it conducted a series of flights over Namibia as part of the SAFARI 2000 Dry Season Aircraft Campaign. The aims of the Met Office's research were as follows: (1) In-situ measurements of the physical, chemical and optical properties of the aerosol. The data set includes aerosol samples ranging from near source regions to aged plumes several hundreds of kilometres from source, some of which have been cloud processed. (2) Investigation of the direct radiative impact of aerosol over sea, land and low-level cloud. (3) In-situ measurements of aerosol properties in conjunction with ground-based sites to validate the ground-based retrievals of, for example, aerosol size distributions. (4) In-situ measurements of aerosol properties in conjunction with TERRA overpasses, in order to validate the satellite-based retrievals of aerosol properties. (5) In-situ measurements of stratus/stratocumulus cloud of Namibia/Angola in conjunction with TERRA overpasses, in order to validate satellite-based retrievals of cloud properties.

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Citation

Haywood, J., and S. Osborne. 2004. SAFARI 2000 C-130 Aerosol and Meteorological Data, Dry Season 2000. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/720
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Project

SAFARI 2000 (S2K): The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
c130_a785_20000905.zip 3.3 MB 2000-09-05 c130_a785_summary.pdf
c130_a786_20000906.zip 4.3 MB 2000-09-06 c130_a786_summary.pdf
c130_a787_20000907.zip 5.7 MB 2000-09-07 c130_a787_summary.pdf
c130_a788_20000910.zip 5.9 MB 2000-09-10 c130_a788_summary.pdf
c130_a789_20000911.zip 5.9 MB 2000-09-11 c130_a789_summary.pdf
c130_a790_20000913.zip 6.5 MB 2000-09-13 c130_a790_summary.pdf
c130_a791_20000914.zip 6.1 MB 2000-09-14 c130_a791_summary.pdf
c130_a792_20000916.zip 5.7 MB 2000-09-16 c130_a792_summary.pdf