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ATom: Measurements from Meteorological Measurement System (MMS), 2016-2018

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1731
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Published2021-09-23
Updated2021-09-23
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Description

This dataset contains measurements from the Meteorological Measurement System (MMS) instrument from the four ATom campaigns. MMS is a state-of-the-art instrument for measuring accurate, high resolution in situ airborne state parameters (pressure, temperature, turbulence index, and the 3-dimensional wind vector). These key measurements enable our understanding of atmospheric dynamics, chemistry, and microphysical processes. The MMS is used to investigate atmospheric mesoscale (gravity and mountain lee waves) and microscale (turbulence) phenomena. An accurate characterization of the turbulence phenomenon is important for the understanding of dynamic processes in the atmosphere, such as the behavior of buoyant plumes within cirrus clouds, diffusions of chemical species within wake vortices generated by jet aircraft, and microphysical processes in breaking gravity waves. Accurate temperature and pressure data are needed to evaluate chemical reaction rates as well as to determine accurate mixing ratios. Accurate wind field data establish a detailed relationship with the various constituents and the measured wind also verifies numerical models used to evaluate air mass origin.

Science Keywords

  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • WIND SPEED
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
  • WIND DYNAMICS
  • TURBULENCE

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Bui, T.P. 2021. ATom: Measurements from Meteorological Measurement System (MMS), 2016-2018. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1731

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  • ATom_MMS_Instrument_Data.pdf