Japan Research Vessel Chofu Maru High Resolution Radiosonde Data

This is one of the upper air data sets developed for the THORPEX Pacific Asian Regional Campaign (T-PARC). It includes 75 high vertical resolution (2-second) radiosonde soundings from the Japanese R/V Chofu Maru. The soundings were typically released two times per day (00 and 12 UTC) from 16 August to 14 September 2008. Additional radiosondes were released when there were active tropical systems. The soundings from R/V Chofu Maru were released in the area to the south of Kyushu, Japan. The raw sounding data were made available by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). NCAR/EOL converted these soundings to the EOL Sounding Composite (ESC) columnar ASCII format and conducted a series of quality control checks.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2008-08-16T00:00:00Z
    End:  2008-09-14T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-08-16T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2008-09-14T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 31.63000
Bounding Box South Lat 28.99000
Bounding Box West Long 127.86000
Bounding Box East Long 132.09000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : Readme_T-PARC_ChofuMaru_soundings.html

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Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 29 MB
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Author Japan Meteorological Agency
UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2010-06-17T08:49:52
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.26023/N7CD-GE3J-550A
Alternate Identifier 110.103
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2022-06-03T21:12:41Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::110.103
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Japan Meteorological Agency, UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2010). Japan Research Vessel Chofu Maru High Resolution Radiosonde Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.26023/N7CD-GE3J-550A. Accessed 30 November 2023.

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