MARCUS RSV Aurora Australis Radiosonde Data (ESC Format)

The Department of Energy/Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (DOE/ARM) program operated a radiosonde system on-board the RSV Aurora Australis as part of the Measurements of Aerosols, Radiation, and Clouds over the Southern Ocean (MARCUS) field campaign. The Australis conducted servicing cruises to Davis, Casey, and Mawson Stations on the Antarctica coast from its base at Hobart, Tasmania. Radiosondes were released every six hours (00, 06, 12, 18 UTC) during these cruises. This data set includes only those soundings that were released during the SOCARATES (Southern Ocean Clouds, Radiation, Aerosol Transport Experimental Study) field phase (1 January – 28 February 2018). A total of 208 2-second vertical resolution radiosondes are included in this data set.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2018-03-01T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2018-03-01T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat -42.88000
Bounding Box South Lat -68.59000
Bounding Box West Long 62.66000
Bounding Box East Long 147.34000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme_SOCRATES_Australis_ESC.pdf

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Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 63 MB
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2018-10-05T18:51:11
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 552.036
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2022-06-03T21:12:23Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::552.036
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility. (2018). MARCUS RSV Aurora Australis Radiosonde Data (ESC Format). 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 01 December 2023.

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