Mexican UNAM R/V El Puma Tethersonde Balloon Data

This is one of the upper air data sets developed for the North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME). This data set includes the high vertical resolution (approximately 10 second) tethersonde data from the Research Vessel (R/V) El Puma. During NAME the R/V El Puma conducted the ECAC-5 cruise (6-17 August 2004). The release location was determined from a seperate navigational parameters file containing one minute data. The nearest minute in the navigational parameters file was used from the release time of the sounding. An additional document Reporte-ECAC-5.doc was provided from the ECAC project that describes the methodology used by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in developing the data set. This document is in Spanish. This dataset was not quality controlled by the National Center for Atmospheric Research/Earth Observing Laboratory (NCAR/EOL).

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2004-08-06T00:00:00Z
    End:  2004-08-17T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2004-08-06T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2004-08-17T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 24.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 20.00000
Bounding Box West Long -109.00000
Bounding Box East Long -107.00000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : README_NAME_el_puma_sounding.html

Documentation #2 : Reporte-ECAC-5.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format EOL Sounding Composite Format (ASCII)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 2 MB
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Victor O. Magana Rueda
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-08-24T11:09:17
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 82.121
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:51:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::82.121
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, Victor O. Magana Rueda. (2011). Mexican UNAM R/V El Puma Tethersonde Balloon Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 June 2024.

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