Specialized Databases


for all NCAR aircraft data (Electra and LEAR36)

NCAR : National Center for Atmospheric Research
ATD : Atmospheric Technology Division
NCAR/ATD address : P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, U.S.A.


for all NOAA aircraft data (Gulfstream IV and WP-3D ). The on-line documentation page provides information on the coordinated operations in the Mesoscale Sample Area with the turboprop aircraft (NCAR Electra, NOAA WP-3D, UK-C130).

NOAA : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSSL : National Severe Storms Laboratory
NSSL/MRAD : NSSL/Mesoscale Research and Applications Division in Boulder
NOAA/NSSL/MRAD address : 3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO 80301-2260, U.S.A.

DERA/Meteorological Research Flight

for the UKMO aircraft data (UK-C130).

DERA/MRF address : Farnborough, Hants GU14 6TD, U.K


for the UKMO aircraft dropsonde data (UK-C130). The on-line documentation site offers an overview of the Intensive Observations Periods during FASTEX.

JCMM : Joint Center for Mesoscale Meteorology
JCMM address : JCMM, University of Reading, Whiteknights Road, PO Box 240, Reading RG6 6FN, U.K.


for the airborne radar data (NOAA WP-3D and NCAR Electra ).

INSU : Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers
CETP : Centre de l'environnement Terrestre et Planétaire
CETP address : CETP-UVSQ, 10-12 avenue de l'Europe, 78140 Vélizy, France

The Hurricane Center

for the US Air Force aircraft data (USAF C130). Data and operation reports are available on the fastex WWW page.

The Hurricane Center


for the high resolution soundings . The on-line FASTEX page provides access to the sounding data set and the FASTEX on-line field catalogue.

UCAR : University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
JOSS : Joint Office for Science Support
JOSS address : P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, U.S.A.


for the NOAA 12 & 14 HRPT, Meteosat and GOES-EAST Imagery.

CMS : Centre de Météorologie Spatiale
CMS address : B.P. 147, 22302 Lannion Cedex, France

University of Wisconsin-Madison

for the GOES-EAST Imagery.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
CIMSS : Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
CIMSS address : 1225 West Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706


for the DMSP products.

NASA : National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA/MSFC : NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA/MSFC data access : Global Hydrology and Climate Center
977 Explorer Boulevard Huntsville, Alabama 35806 phone: (205) 922-5932 fax: (205) 922-5859 email: msfc@eos.nasa.gov


for ERS data. CERSAT is the acronym for "Centre ERS d'Archivage et de traitement", the French Processing and Archiving Facility for ERS-1 and ERS-2.
The CERSAT has the responsability of the archiving, off-line processing, and distributing products of so-called "Low Bit Rate" instruments of ERS satellites : the Radar Altimeter, the Microwave Sounder and the Active Microwave Instrument as a Scatterometer and a SAR in wave mode. Data available on CD ROM or Exabyte, are distributed world-wide, mainly to the scientific community.
The CERSAT home page : Centre ERS d'Archivage et de traitement
CERSAT address : IFREMER - CERSAT, BP70, 29280 PLOUZANE, France

The AVISO Program

for TOPEX/POSEIDON mission data.

AVISO address : AVISO Program
CLS Space Oceanography Group
18 av. E.Belin
31055 Toulouse cedex FRANCE
AVISO FASTEX data : 10 days data on CD-Rom are available
AVISO contact : Frederique Blanc e-mail:blanc@atlas.cnes.fr

Updated: 8 Jun 1999
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