Iquique GAUS Radiosonde Data (EOL Format)

This dataset contains data from the NCAR GPS Advanced Upper-Air Sounding System (GAUS) station located at Iquique, Chile for the VAMOS Ocean-Cloud Atmosphere-Land Study (VOCALS) campaign. The variables pressure, temperature, and relative humidity are calibrated values from measurements made by the radiosonde. The dew point is calculated from the relative humidity and temperature. The geopotential altitude is calculated from the hydrostatic equation using pressure, temperature, and relative humidity. The rate of ascent is calculated from pressure. The radiosonde position (lat, lon, GPSAlt) and winds are measured by use of a GPS receiver in the sonde. NOTE: The VOCALS radiosonde data sets were re-released on June 24, 2009. A correction was made to remove a .4 mb offset incorrectly applied to the pressure data during post-processing.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2008-10-06T00:00:00Z
    End:  2008-11-15T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-10-06T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2008-11-15T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat -20.27080
Bounding Box South Lat -20.27080
Bounding Box West Long -70.13060
Bounding Box East Long -70.13060
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme.VOCALS2008.GAUS.radiosondes.pdf

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Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 91 MB
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Author Kathryn Young
June Wang
William Brown
Dean Lauritsen
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-06-25T11:00:04
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 89.094
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::89.094
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Kathryn Young, June Wang, William Brown, Dean Lauritsen. (2009). Iquique GAUS Radiosonde Data (EOL Format). 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 26 September 2023.

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