Standard Data Path

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

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

See the EOL/RAF Aircraft Platform Software Product Guide that provides information on the file formats and gives information on some downloadable programs that may be useful when using the standard data products.