Met Office FAAM projects
Many FAAM projects are coordinated by Met Office PIs or co-PIs. Although there are several groups within the Met Office
who direct FAAM projects, it was agreed internally that, in general, data from these projects would be accessible to all Met Office
aircraft data users in all groups.
The data from all FAAM flights is stored at the BADC. Each FAAM project has its own set of access restrictions and
individual application process.
In order to simplify the process, and allow easier access to data from Met Office projects,
- Processed core data from Met Office run projects will generally be publicly accessible*. Where the data is not made public
immediately it may be restricted to project participants for up to one year.(*subject to the FAAM data protocol).
- Non-core data will usually be restricted to project participants for two years after the end of the campaign
for which it was collected.
Met Office Aircraft Data Users access group
A single access group has been set up for Met Office aircraft data users.
It is anticipated that membership of this group should remove
the requirement for Met Office aircraft data users to apply separately for data from each Met Office-coordinated FAAM project.
Membership of the Met Office Aircraft Data Users access group is arranged by the BADC on behalf of the Manager of Met Office
Atmospheric Radiation Research Group, and reviewed annually.
Once a member of this access group, users should be able to:
- access any restricted processed-core data or non-core data from
Met Office-coordinated FAAM projects. (Exceptions may apply).
- access MO-non-core data from any flight = data from Met Office non-core instruments (ARIES, MARRS, DEIMOS, Wet Nephelometer, SWS, Shims etc)
- upload MO-non-core data using the Web-uploader (sorry - currently out of service) or FTP.
|If you are Met Office staff working on aircraft data and think you should be a member of the BADC Met Office aircraft users access group please follow the 3 steps below.
Your application will be approved by the Manager of Met Office Atmospheric Radiation Research Group and may take a few days.
- register as a BADC user
if you are already a registered BADC user, skip this step; if you have
forgotten your BADC user ID and/or password, please contact the BADC
helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org;
for access to the FAAM core data you will be asked to abide
by the FAAM Conditions of Use
- Then email the BADC help desk and request access to the "mo-aircraft" group
Met Office aircraft data users are reminded that they are required to:
If a project in which Met Office is a partner has many non-Met Office participants, a separate access group may also exist.
Members of the Met Office Aircraft Data Users access group should not have to apply separately for access to this group however they
will need to abide by the conditions of use for the project.
- abide by the FAAM data protocol.
- abide by the specific conditions of use for each project and contact the appropriate PI before use.
- acknowledge the Met Office and NERC in any publication or communication quoting or based on the data.
Projects which Met Office aircraft data users will have access to include:
Any query regarding the data should be sent to the
BADC help desk.