During PECAN, Colorado State University (CSU) and the NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory in conjunction with North Carolina State University (NCSU) operated three Mobile GPS Advanced Upper-Air Sounding (MGAUS) radiosonde systems that released soundings during PECAN Intensive Observation Periods (IOP) around the central United States. During the IOPs, the MGAUS soundings would typically be released starting after 00 UTC and continue during the nights operations. A total of 251 (CSU-84, NSSL1-83, and NSSL2-84) quality-controlled, high vertical resolution (1-second) soundings are contained in the final PECAN data set.

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  • Begin:  2015-06-02T00:00:00Z
    End:  2015-07-17T05:29:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2015-06-02T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2015-07-17T05:29:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 43.97100
Bounding Box South Lat 35.00500
Bounding Box West Long -101.39900
Bounding Box East Long -87.00300
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Related Links

Documentation #1 : new.readme.PECAN-2015.NCAR.NSSL.radiosondes.pdf

Documentation #2 : PECAN_CSU_Mobile_Launch_Notes.xlsx

Documentation #3 : readme_PECAN_MGAUS_radiosonde.pdf

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Resource Format EOL Sounding Format (ASCII) (text/plain)
ESC: EOL Sounding Composite Format (ASCII)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 209 MB
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Author Conrad L. Ziegler
Michael Coniglio
Matthew Parker
Russ S. Schumacher
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2016-03-16T16:20:36
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6W66HXN
Alternate Identifier 485.061
Resource Version 3.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-04-11T15:53:07Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::485.061
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Conrad L. Ziegler, Michael Coniglio, Matthew Parker, Russ S. Schumacher. (2016). CSU/NCSU/NSSL MGAUS Radiosonde Data. 3.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6W66HXN. Accessed 25 May 2024.

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