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CloudBrake wind measurement flights on three cumulus days

posted on 23.05.2022, 11:29 by Christian Mallaun, Stephan Rahm, Benjamin Witschas, Louise Nuijens

This dataset contains the data from three CloudBrake dual-aeroplane flights executed by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Munich. The Falcon aeroplane flew at constant altitude carrying a downward looking Doppler Wind Lidar, from which we obtained a wind profile for the east-west, north-south and up-down component and also provided as wind speed and wind (from) direction as is the meteorological standard. These netcdf files have the format yyyymmdd_L2.nc The authors are Stephan Rahm and Benjamin Witschs.

A second airplane flew in the mixed-layer, near cloud base, in the cloud layer and at cloud top and took in-situ measurements at 100 Hz, of among others the three wind components, temperature and humidity. The netcdf files are named in the following format: fldr_yyyymmdd_LEG##.nc. Author is Christian Mallaun

Flight reports are written during flight by Louise Nuijens.

The dataset can be found on the  OPeNDAP  server:   


EU Horizon 2020 Starting Grant Agreement 714918




Time coverage

Three case studies on 24 May, 27 May and 4 June 2019


Germany, various locations specified in lat and lon measurements.




TU Delft, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Atmospheric Remote Sensing; Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt