METCRAX ISS SODAR Data

The Meteor Crater Experiment (METCRAX) is a 3-year meteorological research program supported by the Mesoscale Dynamics Division of the U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The program is investigating the structure and evolution of temperature inversions or cold-air pools that form on a daily basis in topographic basins and valleys. As part of this research a one-month-long field experiment was conducted from 01 October 2006 to 30 October 2006 in Arizona's Meteor Crater, a simple near-ideal topographic basin formed by the impact of a meteor. In this basin, the physical processes leading to the buildup and breakdown of temperature inversions and the formation of atmospheric seiches (atmospheric oscillations in the basin caused by wind disturbances at the basin crest) can be studied without the complications introduced by more complex topography. This dataset comtains Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR) data collected by the NCAR/EOL Integrated Sounding System (ISS) during the METCRAX campaign and is available in raw ASCII format. These data have not been quality-controlled.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2006-10-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2006-10-31T23:59:59Z

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Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2006-10-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2006-10-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 35.20000
Bounding Box South Lat 35.20000
Bounding Box West Long -111.20000
Bounding Box East Long -111.20000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format DAT: ASCII Data File
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 83 MB
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Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2016-06-02T20:49:30
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D69S1PF4
Alternate Identifier 158.002
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:42:52Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::158.002
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2016). METCRAX ISS SODAR Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D69S1PF4. Accessed 18 June 2024.

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