A Basic guide to FAAM Data can be downloaded here:

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Calibrated CORE data

FAAM data version and revision number is Version and Revision Numbers of Data Processing Software (January 2008)

FAAM will provide BADC with calibrated CORE data from all science flights in NetCDF format, a 1Hz dataset is also available (from June 2007). FAAM normally aim to to do this within one working day but this can be difficult when on detachment with poor internet connections. In these circumstances alternative local arrangements will be made to deliver the data to participating scientists as soon as practicable.

A list of FAAM data files is available: icon List of FAAM Data Products available on the BADC (48.05 kB).

A list of FAAM parameter names is available icon Updated Parameter Names (10.69 kB).

BADC distribute FAAM data via their FAAM data pages.

FAAM also provides the following Metadata:

  • Descriptions of parameters,
  • Data formats
  • Quality assessments
  • Log sheets - all hand written log sheets and associated charts will be scanned post-flight and archived at the FAAM BADC site, normally as a single PDF file for each flight. Video tapes - held at FAAM initially pending decision on PI requirements.

Specific projects that have their own web pages are encouraged to provide links to the BADC FAAM site where appropriate. If a specific project requires the CORE data in any other form or format it is the responsibility of the Principal Investigators to extract data from the FAAM archive and convert it.

Groups who develop software for the analysis and visulization of FAAM data are encouraged to make it available to all users. (e.g. GFDex MATLAB code).

Raw Data

FAAM will archive all raw data from all CORE instruments in their raw format at BADC. Access to this data will normally be restricted to FAAM staff. Others with a need for raw data should contact FAAM in the first instance.

Past Data Formats

FAAM data processing migrated to a LINUX processing system in June 2007.

Last updated 3/10/07 RMP