Project Manager's Letter

The RAF documentation summary contains the final documentation for the airborne measurements obtained from the NSF/NCAR Research Aviation Facility (RAF) aircraft and during the field project and time frame specified at the top of the documentation summary.

Low-Rate (LRT, 1 sample per second) (and High-Rate (HRT, 25 sps, mixed) if requested) production data sets are available on-line at the URLs given in the documentation summary.

If this access method is unacceptable, data orders may be directed to the RAF Data Manager . Access is also possible through individual scientist accounts with NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory.

Both the raw and production output data have been archived to the NCAR/SCD Mass Store System (MSS) which has proven to be extremely reliable.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.

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 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 to other users. We ask that you bring these issues to the attention of the Project Manager for the field project you are interested in, or the RAF Manager. The project manager is listed at the top of the RAF documentation summary for the project. Contact info for all project managers is given below:

Pavel Romashkin ,
Project and Data Support Group Chief
FAX phone number:  (303)497-1092

Lou Lussier ,
Project Manager
FAX phone number:  (303)497-1092

Cory Wolff,
Project 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 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.

We are pleased to serve as major providers of information to the field program and look forward to assisting you and the other investigators as the analysis of those data proceeds. If we can be of further help, please do not hesitate to call.


Pavel Romashkin
Project and Data Support Group Chief

Lou Lussier
Project Manager

Cory Wolff
Project Manager

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