The Airborne Data Processing and Analysis (ADPAA) package is an open-source
software package containing a collection of programs and scripts to process
and analyze data from in-situ instruments deployed on airborne platforms. The
ADPAA package was started to process data on the University of North Dakota
Citation Research Aircraft but has been used to process data on several other
platforms. The core ADPAA processing routines are written in IDL language.
ADPAA constitutes a complete processing package, starting with probe data
recorded a Science Engineering Associates (SEA) aircraft data acquisition system
and processed by data levels to produce high-level data in UND/NASA ASCII or
NetCDF formatted files. Currently, ADPAA only supports the SEA aircraft data
system; however, support for other aircraft data systems could easily be added.
Support is provided for processing of data recorded directly by some
instruments (CCNC, AIMMS, etc). ADPAA routines process a range of data,
including cloud scattering probes (FSSP, CDP), cloud imaging probes (1-DC, 2-DC
HVSP, CIP, PIP), cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) counters, condensation
particle counters (CPC), icing probes, aircraft winds, humidity probes,
temperature probes, GPS systems, and liquid water content probes. The ADPAA
processing software routines are based on the instrumentation manuals and
references contained within the instrument manuals.
The IDL visualization modules (Cplot/Cplot2) allows visualization of data
quickly. Cplot/Cplot2 supports both flight and field project level analysis
of airborne data. The Cplot/Cplot2 modules supports quality control of
instruments by providing processing routines for performance data.
Additionally, support is provided for conducting quality assurance by
the integration of data visualization and the creation of "edit" files.
More infomation can be found on the Web at http://adpaa.sourceforge.net/ and
http://aerosol.atmos.und.edu/ADPAA/index.html. The methodology used by
ADPAA is described in the paper:
Delene, D. J., Airborne Data Processing and Analysis Software Package, Earth
Science Informatics, 4(1), 29-44, 2011, URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12145-010-0061-4, DOI: 10.1007/s12145-010-0061-4.
All program that are part of the ADPAA package are Copyright 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
David Delene, expect where otherwise noted.
This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License
See the COPYING file for full terms of the GNU General Public License