A Tropical Wind Climatology Derived from Aircraft Data, 1960-1973

Long term monthly mean winds were derived from a collection of aircraft data, which were obtained from two sources: 1) operational Global Telecommunication System (GTS) reports collected by the Honolulu National Weather Service and the U.S. Navy, and 2) aircraft logs from many routes which often were not reported over the GTS. Aircraft winds were summarized for each month in 5-degree latitude-longitude squares. Monthly-averaged rawinsonde data were then combined with these summarized aircraft winds in manual analyses of streamlines and isotachs. This dataset's 2.5-degree grids of wind speed and direction were digitized from the manual analyses.

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Bob Dattore
    dattore@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1960-01
    End:  1973-12

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1960-01
Temporal Range End 1973-12
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 45
Bounding Box South Lat -30
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format Binary
ASCII
Standardized Resource Format N/A
Asset Size 1.11 MB
Legal Constraints

Use of this dataset is subject to UCAR's Terms of Use, except that commercial use is generally not prohibited.


Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Bob Dattore
Resource Support Email dattore@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Sadler, James C.
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1980-03-27
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/XDWN-H202
Alternate Identifier ds208.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2019-04-11T11:05:01-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds208.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Sadler, James C.. (1980). A Tropical Wind Climatology Derived from Aircraft Data, 1960-1973. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/XDWN-H202. Accessed 29 May 2023.

Harvest Source