Multi-Network Composite 5mb Level Upper Air Data - ESC Format

This data set is a composite of radiosondes and dropsondes collected from 3 dropsonde and 3 radiosonde platforms during the Pre-Depression INvestigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT) 2010 project with data collected from 1 August 2010 through 30 September 2010. The PREDICT area of interest is 0-45N and 15-100W. This composite contains a total of 1932 5mb resolution soundings. Included are radiosondes from the Howard University at Barbados (99 radiosondes), Howard University at Cape Verde (20 radiosondes), and from 24 US National Weather Service sites (841 radiosondes). Also included are dropsondes from the United States Air Force C-130 (86 dropsondes), NSF/NCAR G-V (558 dropsondes), and GRIP NASA DC-8 (328 dropsondes). This data set contains upper-air sounding data interpolated to a constant vertical resolution of 5 hPa in the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) Sounding Composite Format. All soundings were quality controlled by NCAR/EOL.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2010-08-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2010-09-30T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2010-08-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2010-09-30T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 40.00000
Bounding Box South Lat -10.00000
Bounding Box West Long -90.00000
Bounding Box East Long -40.00000
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Documentation #1 : Readme_PREDICT_2010_5mbComposite_soundings_V2.html

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Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 43 MB
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Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
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Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2017-04-11T14:39:05
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 126.054
Resource Version 2.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::126.054
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2017). Multi-Network Composite 5mb Level Upper Air Data - ESC Format. 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 26 September 2023.

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