CLIVAR-KESS QC Radiosonde Dataset

The Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Project is an international, multi-agency campaign aimed at understanding the physical processes responsible for climate variability and predictability. The Kuroshio Extension Sytem Study (KESS) is a subset of the CLIVAR program and is a collaborative effort between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Hawaii. The purpose of KESS is to understand the processes that govern the variability of, and the interaction between the warm, northward-flowing waters that leave the Japanese coast to flow eastward into the North Pacific, also known as the Kuroshio Extension, and its recirculation gyre, the large oval current system to the south of the extension. For this study NCAR/EOL deployed a sounding system on a ship off of the coast of Japan, east of the Yokohama port. One hundred and forty-eight radiosonde launches were made from the ship's deck between May 29 and July 4, 2006. For more information in the CLIVAR project please visit: or for additional information on KESS please visit:

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2006-05-29T00:00:00Z
    End:  2006-07-04T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2006-05-29T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2006-07-04T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 40.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 28.00000
Bounding Box West Long 140.00000
Bounding Box East Long 150.00000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme.Clivar-KESS.GAUS.radiosondes.pdf

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Asset Size 71 MB
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Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
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Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2016-01-27T18:52:24
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 498.001
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::498.001
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2016). CLIVAR-KESS QC Radiosonde Dataset. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 01 December 2023.

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