FAAM Data Types

The apparatus that can be flown onboard the BAE-146 aircraft include a large variety of instruments, that can be fit onto the aircraft to meet the mission goals. Instrument specifications can be found in the FAAM Documentation archive. The measurements, accompanied by extensive metadata, include meteorology, cloud physics and chemical composition data, as well as parameters required for aircraft navigation.

The FAAM flights include

The above two types of flights generate data and metadata that are further subdivided into the following categories.