Standard Data Path

Data are digitized where necessary and then recorded by the 'NIDAS' data acquisition system on the aircraft, then the resulting "raw" or "ADS-format" data files are processed by the 'nimbus' processing program to produce netCDF-format data files for archival.

For many projects, other measurements not acquired by NIDAS may be merged into these data files to produce more comprehensive final archive files. There is normally documentation included in the netCDF header describing each measurement.

This link provides information on the file formats, and this one gives information on some downloadable programs that may be useful when using the standard data products.