ORCAS Advanced Whole Air Sampler (AWAS) Data

This data set contains Advanced Whole Air Sampler (AWAS) data collected by the NSF/NCAR GV HIAPER (Gulfstream-V High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research) aircraft (Tail Number N677F) during the ORCAS (O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean Study) campaign. The AWAS collects air samples in stainless steel canisters for later analysis for a wide variety of trace gases. The analysis was conducted with a gas chromatogaph/mass spectrometer/FID/ECD combination instrument to measure a range of chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, halomethanes and haloethanes, C2-C8 non-methane hydrocarbons, C1 – C5 alkyl nitrates, and selected sulfur compounds. Data are in ICARTT format, one file per research flight.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2016-01-05T00:00:00Z
    End:  2016-02-29T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2016-01-05T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2016-02-29T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat -30.00000
Bounding Box South Lat -80.00000
Bounding Box West Long -105.00000
Bounding Box East Long -30.00000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : AWAS_readme.pdf

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Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 1 MB
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Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
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Author Elliot Atlas
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2017-03-16T14:47:31
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6C827Q5
Alternate Identifier 490.027
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2023-05-08T22:02:54Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::490.027
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Elliot Atlas. (2017). ORCAS Advanced Whole Air Sampler (AWAS) Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6C827Q5. Accessed 25 September 2023.

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