FASTEX soundings from the Aegir (Icelandic Coast Guard Ship)

This dataset consists of sounding data from the Aegir, an Icelandic Coast Guard Ship (ID TFTA). Soundings were taken four times per day (00, 06, 12, and 18 UTC) except during selected IOPs when it was up to 16 times per day (90 min intervals). These data were processed through automated and visual quality control. This dataset includes pressure, temperature, dew point, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and altitude taken at 10 second vertical intervals. Refer to the station README for details.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1997-01-05T00:00:00Z
    End:  1997-02-24T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1997-01-05T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1997-02-24T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 63.52000
Bounding Box South Lat 45.47000
Bounding Box West Long -38.30000
Bounding Box East Long 8.25000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : aegir.txt

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format EOL Sounding Composite Format (ASCII)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 12 MB
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Icelandic Coast Guard
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2021-11-15T18:41:04
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 2.186
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:51:04Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::2.186
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, Icelandic Coast Guard. (2021). FASTEX soundings from the Aegir (Icelandic Coast Guard Ship). 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 July 2024.

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