METCRAXII ISS Surface Meteorology Data

METCRAX-II was the second experiment studying the atmospheric boundary layer of the Arizona Meteor Crater. METCRAX-II investigated downslope-windstorm-type flows that develop when thermally-driven drainage flows cascade over the rim of the Arizona Meteor Crater on clear, undisturbed nights. These flows are ubiquitous in mountains throughout the world, but occur on a regular basis at this location and on scale that is uniquely amenable to observation with surface-based instrumentation. The goals of the project were to determine the characteristic atmospheric structure and evolution associated with these flows and the controlling parameters in the katabatic winds that drive them. The field observations will also be used to develop and validate LES models that can extend the findings to basins and ridges of different sizes and shapes. This project took place between 27 September 2013 and 01 November 2013. This dataset contains surface meteorology data collected by the NCAR/EOL Integrated Sounding System (ISS) during METCRAX-II. These data are available in daily netCDF files and have not been QC'd.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2013-09-27T00:00:00Z
    End:  2013-11-01T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2013-09-27T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2013-11-01T23:59:59Z
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 NCAR/RAF Aircraft Format (netCDF) (application/x-netcdf)
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 4 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2016-06-01T20:41:01
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 386.009
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:42:52Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::386.009
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2016). METCRAXII ISS Surface Meteorology Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 April 2024.

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