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  • Ground based and airborne in-situ aerosol measurements during the APPRAISE-CLOUDS (Aerosol cloud interactions and climate) project from the Chilbolton Atmospheric Observatory, Hampshire (South West England) and on board the FAAM BAE-146 research aircraft. The data were collected for use in the CLOUDS project, which is one of multiple projects within the APPRAISE (Aerosol Properties, PRocesses And Influences on the Earth's climate) programme. Airborne measurements for the APPRAISE-CLOUDS project were also carried out using the FAAM BAe146 aircraft. In total 20 flights were carried out as part of this project with the aircraft operating from Cranfield, Exeter and Oberpffafenhofen, Germany. For the APPRAISE-CLOUDS project the aircraft was equipped with a range of cloud and aerosol instruments including FSSP (cloud droplets), CPI (ice particles), 2DS (ice particles), 2DC (ice particles), 2DP (ice particles), CAPS (droplets, ice, large aerosol), AMS (aerosol chemistry), SP2 (soot aerosol), PCASP (aerosol size), SMPS (aerosol size), Filters (aerosol chemistry), CVI (cloud particle residuals), Nephalometers (aerosol scattering), PSAP (soot aerosol), Whole Air Samplers (trace gases - post flight analysis), Trace gas analysers (NOx, O3, SO2). Missions typically involved flight legs above and below cloud to characterise aerosol in the vicinity of the clouds, and flight legs within cloud to characterise cloud properties and attempt to measure cloud particle residuals. In total 110 flight hours were allocated to this project. Flight No. Date Location B331 6/12/07 SW England B336 8/01/08 SW England B337 15/01/08 SW England B338 17/01/08 SW England B376 15/05/08 SW Germany B377 17/05/08 Switzerland B378 18/05/08 Switzerland B421 17/12/08 Cardigan Bay B422 15/01/09 SW England B423 20/01/09 Bristol Channel B424 21/01/09 SW England B425 22/01/09 SW England B426 28/01/09 SW England B430 18/02/09 SW England B431 26/02/09 SW England B432 27/02/09 Scotland B433 3/03/09 SW England B434 3/03/09 SW England B449 27/05/09 SW England B456 6/06/09 SW England

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 1km cloud layer version 3-01 data product, which provides cloud data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product at 1 km horizontal resolution, with full complement of diagnostic and quality assurance parameters. The data provides range of parameters including vertical profile of cloud layers, optical depth. In Version 3-01, L2 products use enhanced daytime calibration, improved cloud-aerosol discrimination algorithm with removal of a bug in the cloud clearing code, and the newly introduced cloud thermodynamic phase assessment algorithm.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 1km cloud layer version 3-30 data product, which provides cloud data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product at 1 km horizontal resolution, with full complement of diagnostic and quality assurance parameters. The data provides range of parameters including vertical profile of cloud layers, optical depth. Version 3-30 was released in April, 2013. This version incorporates two ancillary input files updated from those used in versions 3-01 and 3-02: GEOS-5 processing system version 5.9.1 from version 5.2; and the enhanced Air Force Weather Authority (AFWA) Snow and Ice Datasets. The resulting changes are relatively small.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 vertical feature mask version 3-01 Data Product, which describes the horizontal and vertical distribution of the cloud and the aerosol layers observed by the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP). In Version 3-01, the L2 products use an enhanced daytime calibration, improved cloud-aerosol discrimination algorithm with removal of a bug in the cloud clearing code, and the newly introduced cloud thermodynamic phase assessment algorithm.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 vertical feature mask version 3-30 data product describes the horizontal and vertical distribution of the cloud and the aerosol layers observed by the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP). Version 3-30 was released in April, 2013. This version incorporates two ancillary input files updated from those used in versions 3-01 and 3-02: GEOS-5 processing system version 5.9.1 from version 5.2; and the enhanced Air Force Weather Authority (AFWA) Snow and Ice Datasets. The resulting changes are relatively small.

  • This dataset contains concentrations of condensation nuclei (> 5 nm diameter) measured at the surface at the Summit Station Greenland using a GRIMM 5.4 Condensation Particle Counter (CPC). Data are 1 minute averages concatenated into monthly files. These data were collected as part of the joint Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and US National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded Integrated Characterisation of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit - Aerosol Cloud Experiment (ICECAPS-ACE) project.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 5km cloud layer version 3-02 data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product at 5 km horizontal resolution, with full complement of diagnostic and quality assurance parameters. The data provide a range of parameters including vertical profile of cloud layers and optical depth. Version 3-30 was released in April, 2013. This version incorporates two ancillary input files updated from those used in versions 3-01 and 3-02: GEOS-5 processing system version 5.9.1 from version 5.2; and the enhanced Air Force Weather Authority (AFWA) Snow and Ice Datasets. The resulting changes are relatively small.

  • This dataset contains the distance to the snow surface from the lowest level of instruments on the 15 m tower at Summit Station, Greenland, detected by a sonic-ranging sensor. Data are collected every 10 minutes and concatenated into monthly files. These data were collected as part of the joint Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and US National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded Integrated Characterisation of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit - Aerosol Cloud Experiment (ICECAPS-ACE) project. These data were continued through the 3 year extension to the ICECAPS-ACE project called ICECAPS-MELT.

  • The objective of the Greenhouse Effect Detection Experiment (GEDEX) was to assemble and document existing data for the analysis of global climate change and to distribute these data to promote further research. Data from GEDEX comprises of a collection of 60+ global climate change datasets assembled on a NASA CD-ROM. Data include surface, upper air and satellite measurements of temperature, solar irradiance, clouds, greenhouse gases, fluxes, albedos, ozone and water vapour plus Southern Oscillation indices and QBO statistics. Specific datasets include the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE I and II), the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS), Visible Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer (VISSR) and the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP). Resolution and timespan varies with dataset. This dataset contains temperature, solar irradiance, cloud and radiation budget data.

  • This dataset contains point measurement of snow-air transition temperatures at 2 cm intervals on a 5 m thermistor chain installed spanning the snow-air transition at Summit Station, Greenland. Measurements were made using a Snow Ice Mass Balance Apparatus (SIMBA) with a bespoke 5 m chain. These data were collected as part of the joint Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and US National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded Integrated Characterisation of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit - Aerosol Cloud Experiment (ICECAPS-ACE) project. These data were continued through the 3 year extension to the ICECAPS-ACE project called ICECAPS-MELT.