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DC3 Deep Convective Clouds & Chemistry

Archive Status Data Archive: DC3 :: Aircraft (DC-8) Data Archive Status

DC-8 Videos DC-8 Aircraft Forward / Nadir Videos Video

Data Protocol DC3 Master List of Data Sets (Archive Page)

Data Protocol DC3 Catalog / Data Management

Measurement Comparison Measurement Comparison Results

Flight/Daily/QuickLook Reports DC3 Reports: Flight / Daily / Status

Flight Tracks Flight Tracks / Summaries: NASA DC-8 / NSF GV

Data Access Data Access & Other Data Sources

ICARTT Data Format ICARTT Data Format Document

Recommended Standard Variable Names
For Airborne InSitu Measurements:
     Airborne_insitu_Measurement_Common_Variable_Name_List_for_TraceGases Variable Name List For TraceGases Excel file
     Airborne_insitu_Measurement_Common_Variable_Name_List_for_Particles Variable Name List For Particles Excel file

Data Protocol DC3 / SEAC4RS Data Management Plan

  • Data Scanning/Submittal ICARTT File Format Scanning and Submittal
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    » DC3 Data (from DC-8 aircraft) DOI: 10.5067/Aircraft/DC3/DC8/Aerosol-TraceGas
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    Deep Convection Clouds & Chemistry (DC3) Experiment - Project Description::

    The Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry Project (DC3) field campaign investigates the impact of deep, midlatitude continental convective clouds, including their dynamical, physical, and lightning processes, on upper tropospheric (UT) composition and chemistry. The DC3 field campaign makes use of extensively instrumented aircraft platforms and ground-based observations. The NSF/NCAR Gulfstream-V (GV) aircraft is the primary platform to study the high altitude outflow of the storms, and is instrumented to measure a variety of gas-phase species, radiation, and cloud particle characteristics. The GV is also documenting the downwind chemical evolution of the convective plume.  >> more

    >> DC3 Scientific Program Overview

    >> DC3 Experiment Design Overview

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