NASA DC-8 1 Second Data Merge

This data set contains NASA DC-8 1 Second Data Merge data collected during the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry Experiment (DC3) from 18 May 2012 through 22 June 2012. These merges are an updated version that were provided by NASA. In most cases, variable names have been kept identical to those submitted in the raw data files. However, in some cases, names have been changed (e.g., to eliminate duplication). Units have been standardized throughout the merge. No "grand merge" has been provided for the 1-second data on the DC8 aircraft due to its prohibitive size (~1.5GB). In most cases, downloading the individual merge files for each day and simply concatenating them should suffice. This data set is in ICARTT format. Please see the header portion of the data files for details on instruments, parameters, quality assurance, quality control, contact information, and data set comments. For more information on the updates to this dataset, please see the readme file.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2012-05-18T00:00:00Z
    End:  2012-06-22T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2012-05-18T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2012-06-22T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 42.06574
Bounding Box South Lat 24.96023
Bounding Box West Long -106.76535
Bounding Box East Long -84.94339
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Related Links

Documentation #1 : dc3-mrg01-dc8_merge_20120518_R10_thru20120622-README.txt

Documentation #2 : DC3_DC8_Flights_By_Date.txt

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Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 1569 MB
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Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email
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Author Gao Chen
Langley Research Center (LaRC), NASA
Jennifer R. Olson
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2018-06-27T16:05:15
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 353.189
Resource Version 6.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::353.189
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Gao Chen, Langley Research Center (LaRC), NASA, Jennifer R. Olson. (2018). NASA DC-8 1 Second Data Merge. 6.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 28 September 2023.

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