Project Manager's Letter

The Data Documentation section of the project website 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 project page.

Low-Rate (LRT, 1 sample per second) (and High-Rate (HRT, 25 sps, mixed) and/or Sample-Rate (SRT), if requested) production data sets are available on-line through the "Data Access" link.

If this access method doesn't work, data orders may be directed to the RAF Data Manager. NCAR scientists can access data using thier accounts with NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory.

Both the raw and production output data have been archived to the NCAR/CISL High Performance Storage System (HPSS) which has proven to be extremely reliable. In addition, all EOL data holdings are backed up to a second location. 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. Both are listed at the bottom of the project website. In addition, contact info for all project managers is given below:

Pavel Romashkin
(303) 497-1027
Interim RAF Manager

Lou Lussier
(303) 497-1028
Interim APO Group Lead

Taylor Thomas
(303) 497-8380
APO Data Manager

Cory Wolff
(303) 497-2845
APO Project Manager


Mail address:

National Center for Atmospheric Research
EOL/Research Aviation Facility
P. O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000

FAX number: (303) 497-1092

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.