In support of CAR related research, a CAR data processing system was designed and implemented by the Cloud Retrieval Group at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in early 1995. The purpose of the processing system is to ingest CAR raw digital counts and engineering data, and produce calibrated radiances in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF). To complement CAR radiometric data, a set of carefully selected C-131A or CV-580 navigation data and in situ cloud microphysics measurements are included in the CAR HDF data set. The end product is a self-contained, self-describing, and information-rich data set.
By clicking on one of the field experiments to the left, one may obtain detailed information on each of the CAR missions for that experiment, including: