PMC Turbo image and lidar data taken in July 2018, supplement to Geach et al. (2020) "Gravity Wave and Vortex Ring Formation Observed by PMC Turbo" submitted to JGR: Atmospheres

  • Christopher P Geach (Creator)
  • Shaul Hanany (Creator)
  • David C. Fritts (Creator)
  • Bernd Kaifler (Creator)
  • Natalie Kaifler (Creator)
  • C. Bjorn Kjellstrand (Creator)
  • Bifford P. Williams (Creator)
  • S. D. Eckermann (Creator)
  • Amber Miller (Creator)
  • Glenn Jones (Creator)
  • Jason Reimuller (Creator)

Dataset

Description

Abstract
These datasets are published in accordance with AGU requirements for journal submission.

Description
Data consist of image data ("Geach_ds01.nc"), lidar data("Geach_ds02.nc"), and NAVGEM reanalysis output ("Geach_ds03.nc"). Image and lidar data were taken aboard the PMC Turbo instrument described in Fritts et al. (2019) "PMC Turbo: Studying Gravity Wave and Instability Dynamics in the Summer Mesosphere Using Polar Mesospheric Cloud Imaging and Profiling From a Stratospheric Balloon". Images contain metadata: balloon location, altitude, and pointing, and image exposure time. NAVGEM reanalysis model is described in Eckermann et al. (2018) "High-Altitude (0–100 km) Global Atmospheric Reanalysis System: Description and Application to the 2014 Austral Winter of the Deep Propagating Gravity Wave Experiment (DEEPWAVE)". Data consists of vertical profiles from 50-100 km of meridional winds, zonal winds, temperatures and buoyancy frequency.

Funding information
Sponsorship: NASA: 80NSSC18K0050
Date made available2020
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionJul 10 2018

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