Multi-Network Composite Highest Resolution Radiosonde Data

This data set contains a composite of the highest vertical resolution (i.e. the “native resolution”) upper air sounding data from all sources for the Southern Ocean Clouds, Radiation, Aerosol Transport Experimental Study (SOCRATES) project in the EOL Sounding Composite (ESC) columnar ASCII format. The data set contains 1888 soundings including the dropsonde data (109 soundings) from the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream-V HIAPER aircraft and the radiosonde data from the ships R/V Investigator (234 soundings), RSV Aurora Australis (208 soundings) and from 19 Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica operational locations (1337 soundings).

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2018-03-01T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2018-03-01T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat -30.78400
Bounding Box South Lat -68.57500
Bounding Box West Long 62.87400
Bounding Box East Long 174.98400
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : readme_SOCRATES_High_Res_Composite_V1.1.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ESC: EOL Sounding Composite Format (ASCII)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 549 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

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 2019-05-16T17:58:16
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 552.039
Resource Version 1.1
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-04-11T15:53:09Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::552.039
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2019). Multi-Network Composite Highest Resolution Radiosonde Data. 1.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 19 May 2024.

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