The BADC is encouraging all Polluted Troposphere projects and campaigns to deliver data in either NetCDF (binary) or NASA Ames (ASCII) format. To ensure the future usability of the data, it is important to include all necessary information about the data with the file. This is termed metadata. The data files submitted should conform to the Climate and Forecasts (CF) Metadata Convention. If you wish to check that files are correctly formatted before uploading them please use the NetCDF format checker or NASA-Ames format checker.
Advice on standardising filenames is provided on the file-naming convention page along with a list of common names used for instruments, locations etc. in filenames. For data files from instruments operating on the FAAM aircraft, there are extra filename fields, see the FAAM filenaming convention page.
Many data files contain the variable time which can be expressed in several ways. Guidelines on the recommended format of the time-variable header lines, units and the data values in Nasa-Ames files are available and are based on the format used in NetCDF.
|/ incoming / polluted-tropo / ...||PI or lead scientist||Project name or cross-project activity|
|/incoming/polluted-tropo/torch/||Dr Ally Lewis||Tropospheric ORganic CHemistry expt (TORCH)|
|/incoming/polluted-tropo/clopap/||Prof Tom Choularton||CLOud Processing of regional Air Pollution (CLOPAP)|
|/incoming/polluted-tropo/fronts/||Dr Suzanne Gray||Transport and mixing in fronts|
|/incoming/polluted-tropo/ions/||Dr Giles Harrison||Ionisation as a precursor to aerosol formation)|
|/incoming/polluted-tropo/ovocs_and_nmhcs/||Dr Dudley Shallcross||Advanced GC-MS technology for observing OVOCs and NMHCs in the polluted troposphere|
|/incoming/polluted-tropo/ampep/||Prof David Fowler||Aircraft Measurement of chemical Processing and Export fluxes of Pollutants over the UK (AMPEP)|
|/incoming/polluted-tropo/mcm/||Dr. Mike Jenkin||Provision of reduced chemistry mechanisms from the Master Chemical Mechanism (MCM)|
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