Mexico SMN-CNA Rawinsonde Data

This is one of the upper air data sets developed for the North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME). This data set includes the high resolution vertical (2 second) rawinsonde data from the Servicio Meteorol&ocaute;gico Nacional (SMN) Comisión Nacional del Agua (CNA), which forms part of the Secretaríade Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT). There are 15 stations that measure pressure, temperature, humidity and wind that are released twice a day. The SMN home page can be found here: The web site is in Spanish. NOTE: This data set has been corrected as of 18 March 2010 for a significant dry bias. The 9 stations that were corrected are: La Paz (MLAP), Mazatlan (MMZT), Chihuahua (MMCU), Torreon (MMTC), Monterrey (MMAN), Zacatacas (MMZC), Guadalajara (MGDL), Manzanillo (MZLO), and Empalme (MGYM). 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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  • Begin:  2004-06-08T00:00:00Z
    End:  2004-09-30T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2004-06-08T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2004-09-30T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 28.70000
Bounding Box South Lat 16.80000
Bounding Box West Long -110.90000
Bounding Box East Long -86.00000
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Documentation #1 : README_NAME_SMN_sounding.html

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Resource Format EOL Sounding Composite Format (ASCII)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 711 MB
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2010-03-19T11:34:42
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 82.032
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:49:00Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::82.032
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. (2010). Mexico SMN-CNA Rawinsonde Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 24 April 2024.

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