AASE Project Documentation

Most of these documents are taken direct from the NASA AASE CD. The BADC is not responsible for their contents.


This file contains a basic description of the dataset, a list of the files available on the CD-Rom and a few references.

  • The Principal Investigators (contact.doc)
  • contains a list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of the principal investigators.

  • Tables showing the data available (catalog.doc)
  • This document contains tables showing the available aircraft data and appropriate file name prefixes, the locations of the radiosonde stations, and brief descriptions of the available data.

  • The file formats (format.doc)
  • Documents the format specifications which all experimenters were encouraged to use when writing time series data files for data exchange. The standard format includes header information which describes the data, and the data in the form of time series. Some of the measurements (ie. balloon and lidar soundings, and those with nonuniform sampling intervals), and the grid data, are not easily cast as time series with constant sampling intervals so some of the data files have unique formats. But most of the ER-2 data files and many of the DC-8 files follow this standard format (with the exception that some of the file extensions have been changed).