NAMMA DC-8 METEOROLOGICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (MMS) V1

Metadata Updated: August 9, 2018

The NAMMA DC-8 Meteorological Measurement System (MMS) dataset used the MMS, which consists of three major systems: an air-motion sensing system to measure air velocity with respect to the aircraft, an aircraft-motion sensing system to measure the aircraft velocity with respect to the Earth, and a data acquisition system to sample, process, and record the measured quantities. The air-motion system consists of two airflow-angle probes, three total temperature probes each with a different response time, a pitot-static pressure probe, and a dedicated static pressure system. All probes and sensors are judiciously located at specific positions of the fuselage. The aircraft-motion sensing system consists of an embedded GPS ring laser inertial navigation system, and a multiple-antenna GPS attitude reference system. Customized software was developed to control, sample, and process all sensors and hardware. These data files were generated during support of the NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (NAMMA) campaign, a field research investigation sponsored by the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This mission was based in the Cape Verde Islands, 350 miles off the coast of Senegal in west Africa. Commencing in August 2006, NASA scientists employed surface observation networks and aircraft to characterize the evolution and structure of African Easterly Waves (AEWs) and Mesoscale Convective Systems over continental western Africa, and their associated impacts on regional water and energy budgets.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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References

https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/fieldCampaigns/namma/MMS/data/
http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/namma/nammms/nammms_dataset.html
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/NAMMA/MULTIPLE/DATA201
https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/field-campaigns/namma
https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/about-ghrc/citing-ghrc-daac-data

Dates

Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018
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Data First Published 2006-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
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Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > National Aeronautics and Space Administration > NASA/MSFC/GHRC
Related Documents https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/fieldCampaigns/namma/MMS/data/, http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/namma/nammms/nammms_dataset.html, http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/NAMMA/MULTIPLE/DATA201, https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/field-campaigns/namma, https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/about-ghrc/citing-ghrc-daac-data
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