CPS Quality Controlled Radiosonde Dataset

The Cloud and Precipitation Study (CPS) is a project aimed at examining shallow and deep convection, as well as stratiform precipitation, in a tropical/subtropical environment in an attempt to better understand cloud and precipitation processes. The CPS site was located in Miami, Florida and was equipped with an EOL Integrated Sounding System (ISS). The ISS included a 915 MHz Multiple Antenna Profiling Radar (MAPR), a radiosonde sounding system, a surface meteorology tower, and a ceilometer for measuring cloud base heights. Seventy-eight radiosonde launches were made from the ISS site; seventy-three sounding files are included in the final archive. The average horizontal distance traveled by the radiosondes during this project was 31.5 km (19.6 miles) from surface to 20.3 km.

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  • Begin:  2008-07-30T00:00:00Z
    End:  2008-09-30T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-07-30T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2008-09-30T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 26.20000
Bounding Box South Lat 25.00000
Bounding Box West Long -81.50000
Bounding Box East Long -79.50000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme.CPS2008.ISS.radiosondes.pdf

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Asset Size 49 MB
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Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email eol-datahelp@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email eol-datahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2016-01-22T21:50:00
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/doi:10.5065/D6VH5M1N
Alternate Identifier 495.001
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2019-01-09T19:59:47Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::495.001
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2016). CPS Quality Controlled Radiosonde Dataset. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/doi:10.5065/D6VH5M1N. Accessed 30 May 2020.

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