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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3379–3398, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3379-2021

Special issue: Elucidating the role of clouds–circulation coupling in climate:...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3379–3398, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3379-2021

Data description paper 14 Jul 2021

Data description paper | 14 Jul 2021

The EUREC4A turbulence dataset derived from the SAFIRE ATR 42 aircraft

Pierre-Etienne Brilouet et al.

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During the EUREC4A field experiment that took place over the tropical Atlantic Ocean east of Barbados, the French ATR 42 environment research aircraft of SAFIRE aimed to characterize the shallow cloud properties near cloud base and the turbulent structure of the subcloud layer. The high-frequency measurements of wind, temperature and humidity as well as their translation in terms of turbulent fluctuations, turbulent moments and characteristic length scales of turbulence are presented.