Mexican Navy SEMAR R/V Altair Rawinsondes

This is one of the upper air data sets developed for the North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME). This data set includes vertical high resolution (2 second) rawindsonde data from the Secretaria de Armada de Mexico (SEMAR) Research Vessel (R/V) Altair. During NAME the R/V Altair was located near 23.5 N and 108.0 W for two cruises (7-22 July and 27 July to 12 August 2004). Soundings were typically released four times per day but there were more frequent releases during Intensive Observing Periods (IOPs). These data were provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Environmental Technology Laboratory (NOAA/ESRL/PSD). NOTE: These data have been corrected as of 16 February 2010 for a significant dry bias. See the documentation file for details on the correction(s) applied to this data set. Also see Ciesielski et al 2009 in JTECH.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2004-07-02T18:00:00Z
    End:  2004-08-12T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2004-07-02T18:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2004-08-12T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 24.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 21.00000
Bounding Box West Long -109.00000
Bounding Box East Long -106.00000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : README_NAME_ALTAIR_sounding.html

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Asset Size 55 MB
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2010-02-16T13:21:27
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 82.076
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2023-03-22T21:48:29Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::82.076
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2010). Mexican Navy SEMAR R/V Altair Rawinsondes. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 25 September 2023.

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