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CONTRAIL data protocol

The CONTRAIL (Comprehensive Observation Network for TRace gases by AIrLiner) project is being jointly conducted by NIES (National Institute for Environmental Studies), the MRI (Meteorological Research Institute), JAL (Japan Airlines), JAMCO (JAMCO Corporation) and JAL-F (JAL Foundation). The CONTRAIL Database contains all the CO2 data measured by CME (except the data from the last ~6 months which has been usually under QC), as well as the information from the aircraft data system (aircraft position, temperature, wind direction and wind speed). See the publications listed below for more detailed information.

The data was processed and checked by the following Principal Investigators (PIs), before being submitted to the Database.

CONTRAIL PIs:
Toshinobu Machida (NIES) < tmachida(at)nies.go.jp >
Hidekazu Matsueda (MRI) < hmatsued(at)mri-jma.go.jp >
Yousuke Sawa (MRI) < ysawa(at)mri-jma.go.jp >
Yosuke Niwa (MRI) < yniwa(at)mri-jma.go.jp >

If you want to use CONTRAIL data for your research, please contact to Toshinobu Machida by e-mail with your name, affiliation/institute, mail address, and a brief description of your research project as well as the data you request (period, area, vertical or horizontal, etc.). Once your request is accepted by the PIs, they will provide you access to the datasets for your research.

Before using CONTRAIL data in a presentation/publication, please contact the PIs to discuss the results as well as co-authorship and collaboration. In any case of presentation/publication, the data source from the CONRAIL project and our publication should be cited. All persons using the CONTRAIL data are requested to provide a short annual report on the work carried out with the data including a list of relevant publications/presentations by the following January. Distribution of the CONTRAIL data to a third person is prohibited.

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