ISPA-2010 QC Radiosonde Dataset

The Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosols (ISPA) was the third phase of a field campaign performed to better quantify the amount of water in snow pack lost due to pollution aerosols. The first and second phases of ISPA took place in 2002 and 2007. The third phase was conducted during January and February 2010. ISPA was organized by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and each phase took place near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The primary site was located on Mount Werner at the Storm Peaks Laboratory (SPL), and a GPS Advanced Upper Air Sounding System (GAUS), operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, was located near the base of the Steamboat ski resort. A total of 32 radiosonde launches were made from the GAUS site. In addition to the radiosonde sounding system, there were a suite of surface meteorology instruments, a microwave radiometer, microwave rain radar and a laser distrometer.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2010-01-23T00:00:00Z
    End:  2010-02-26T00:25:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2010-01-23T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2010-02-26T00:25:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 40.46000
Bounding Box South Lat 40.46000
Bounding Box West Long -106.81000
Bounding Box East Long -106.81000
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2016-01-27T17:35:14
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 497.001
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::497.001
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2016). ISPA-2010 QC Radiosonde Dataset. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 07 June 2023.

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