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Project #2002-302 CRYSTAL-FACE

Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers - Florida Area Cirrus Experiment

Hans Verlinde

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory P-3 Orion


Documentation Summary

This site contains the final documentation for the airborne measurements obtained from the Naval Research Lab's P-3 Orion aircraft (modified for the NCAR/ATD/RTF ELDORA radar) during the Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers - Florida Area Cirrus Experiment (CRYSTAL-FACE). This field campaign took place from 7 to 29 July 2002.

The Low-Rate (LRT; 1 sample per second) production data set is available on-line at the URL:

If this data-access method is unacceptable, data orders may be directed to the RAF Data Manager, Ron Ruth, phone: (303)497-1084.

Please note that only the P-3's in-situ data can be accessed from this site.
If you are interested in the ELDORA data, please contact: Wen-Chau Lee.

Software for viewing the Low-Rate data is available from the RAF. Please consult the RAF Software Product Guide for more information on available RAF data perusal programs.

As you proceed with the analysis of RAF's P-3 data system products, you may have questions, encounter problems, or uncover discrepancies or other aspects of the data set that may be of interest to the RAF and other users. We ask that you bring these issues to the attention of the CRYSTAL-FACE project manager:

Allen Schanot, (303)497-1063
FAX phone number: (303)497-1092
Mail address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
EOL/Research Aviation Facility
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000

We also solicit your more general comments on the quality, usefulness, and/or new applications of the data.

We hope the support of this project provided by the Research Aviation Facility has been satisfactory. It has been our pleasure to serve you. If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call on us.


Allen Schanot
Project Manager/Associate Scientist

Jeffrey L. Stith, Ph.D.
Manager, Research Aviation Facility

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Last update: Thu Sep 12 10:59:18 MDT 2002