dataset

Metadata for 'PM20020307_V02.DAT'

General Information

Name
PM20020307_V02.DAT
Summary
These datasets represent meteorological information prepared by KNMI (Peter van Velthoven) for the CARIBIC project. The meteorological analysis of the CARIBIC measurement flights is based on ECWMF first guess fields (6-hour forecasts) with a resolution of 1x1 degree on ECMWF model levels. First guess fields from ECMWF were used until 13 September 2000, because ECMWF used a 3D-var assimilation scheme until then. For 3D-var, first guess fields are somewhat smoother than analyses. After 13 September 2002 ECMWF used 4D-var assimilation and its analyses were used, as first guess fields were no longer available. With 4D-var the analyses are much smoother than in 3D-var. Data format: ECMWF model data interpolated linearly in longitude, latitude, log(pressure) and time to the aircraft location. The following parameters are interpolated: Temperature (K), Potential vorticity (PVU), Potential temperature (K), Equivalent potential temperature (K), Specific humidity (10e-3 g/kg), Eastward wind component U (m/s), Northward wind component V (m/s), Vertical wind component W=dp/dt (1e-3 mbar/s, 0.1 Pa/s), Wind speed (m/s), Wind direction (deg), Water vapour volume mixing ratio, H2O (ppmv), Relative Humidity (%). Special comments to this flight: First NO record.
Location(s)
intercontinental: Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -70.5 to 6.8 Latitude 19.8 to 51.4 Altitude: 1000 hPa to 100 hPa
Temporal Coverage
2002-03-07 to 2002-03-07 (calendrical)
Use constraints
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Access constraints
registered users
Size
148.63 KiB (152195 Byte)
Format
ASCII with prefix
Progress
completely archived
Creation Date
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[Entry acronym: PM_20020307_DUS_POP_44F_V02] [Entry id: 2023431]