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Project #2000-143 TOPSE

Tropospheric Ozone Production about the Spring Equinox

Elliot Atlas, et al.

NSF/NCAR EC-130Q Hercules (N130AR)

Documentation Summary

This site has the final documentation for the airborne measurements obtained from the NSF/NCAR Research Aviation Facility (RAF) EC-130Q Hercules aircraft during the Tropospheric Ozone Production about the Spring Equinox Project (TOPSE) which took place from 4 February to 23 May 2000.

Orders for the LRT (1 sps) production data set may be directed to RAF Data Manager, Ron Ruth. The data files also are available via anonymous ftp transfer; click here.

Both the raw and production output data have been archived to the NCAR/CISL Mass Store System (MSS) which has proven to be extremely reliable. However, we strongly urge data recipients to make their own archival copies to protect against damage or loss.

As you proceed with analysis of your data, 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 project managers or the RAF Manager:

Allen Schanot, (303)497-1063
Krista Laursen, (303)497-1031
Jeffrey L. Stith Ph.D, (303)497-1032, Research Aviation Facility Manager
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
U. S. A.

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

We are pleased to serve as major providers of information to the TOPSE program, as it was an exciting project. We look forward to assisting you and the other investigators as the analysis of those data proceed. If I can be of further help, please do not hesitate to call.


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

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Last update: Tue Jul 13 11:00:35 MDT 2004