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If you were on the Ron Brown during INDOEX, the time periods you should use for preparing your data for comparison to other platforms are listed below. Times are in decimal day (GMT) where Jan 1 at noon = 1.5 and Feb. 23 at noon = 54.5.
There are two types of comparison periods listed. The first are side-by-side platform comparisons when the Ron Brown was next to KCO or the Sagar Kanya or during the C130 fly by. For the C130 fly by, the comparison time period is based on the time it took the ship to travel over the same distance that the C130 did.
The second are time periods based on scattering levels and trajectories. There are 3 scattering levels (aerosol light scattering at 550 nm in Mm-1) labeled Low, Medium, and High. These are further broken down by trajectory.
|Low(L)||< 25 Mm-1|
|Medium(M)||>= 25 and < 55 Mm-1|
|High(H)||>= 55 Mm-1|
|AS||Arabian Sea, trajectory from India or Pakistan, then over the Arabian Sea to the ship.|
|BoBE||Bay of Bengal East, trajectory from Bay of Bengal with no India influence|
|BoBNE||Bay Of Bengal Northeast, trajectory from the Bay of Bengal with influence from India and/or Sri Lanka|
|SIO||Southern Indian Ocean|
|NIO||Northern Indian Ocean, trajectory from the Northern Indian Ocean to the ship with no land influence for 6 or 7 days|
Comparisons based on scattering levels and trajectories.