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ACT-America: L1 Meteorological and Aircraft Navigational Data

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1574
Project
Published2018-04-17
Updated2018-07-03
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Description

This dataset provides aircraft navigational parameters and related meteorological data (often referred to as "housekeeping" data) in support of the research activities for the two aircraft that flew for the NASA Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America (ACT-America) project. ACT-America's mission spans five years and includes five 6-week intensive field campaigns covering all 4 seasons and 3 regions of the central and eastern United States. Two instrumented aircraft platforms, the NASA Langley Beechcraft B200 King Air and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's C-130H Hercules, were used to collect high-quality in situ measurements across a variety of continental surfaces and atmospheric conditions. During these flights, aircraft positional, meteorological, and environmental data are recorded by a variety of instruments. For this dataset, measurements include, but are not limited to: latitude, longitude, altitude, ground speed, air temperature, and wind speed and direction. These data are incorporated into related ACT-America flight-instrumented datasets to provide geotrajectory file information for position, attitude, and altitude awareness of instrumented sampling.

Science Keywords

  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • WIND SPEED
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • FLIGHT LEVEL WINDS
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE
  • DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE
  • VERTICAL PROFILES
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
  • PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS
  • ATTITUDE CHARACTERISTICS
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ALTITUDE
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
  • PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS
  • AIRSPEED/GROUND SPEED
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • WIND DIRECTION

Data Use and Citation

This dataset is openly shared, without restriction, in accordance with the NASA Data and Information Policy.

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Yang, M.M., J.D. Barrick, C. Sweeney, J.P. Digangi, and J.R. Bennett. 2018. ACT-America: L1 Meteorological and Aircraft Navigational Data. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1574

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Dataset has 4 companion files.

  • Platform_C130.pdf
  • ACTAMERICA_Hskping.pdf
  • DC8_Experimenter_Handbook_Jan2011v2.pdf
  • Platform_B200.pdf

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