Multi-Network Composite Highest Resolution Upper Air Data

This data set is a composite of radiosondes collected from 7 sounding platforms during the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry Experiment (DC3) with data collected from 1 May 2012 through 18 July 2012. This project was conducted in the central United States. This dataset includes a total of 5887 soundings from the following networks: ARM Radiosonde Data (238 2-second soundings), NCAR/EOL MGAUS Colorado Sounding Data (31 1-second soundings), NCAR/EOL MISS Colorado Radiosonde Data (27 1-second soundings), NSSL MGAUS Oklahoma-Texas Sounding Data (39 1-second soundings), National Weather Service (NWS) High Resolution Radiosonde Data (5520 1-second soundings), Redstone Arsenal Radiosonde Data (10 2-second soundings), and University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) Mobile Alabama Sounding Data (22 1-second soundings). All soundings are provided at the highest possible resolution (i.e., the 'native' resolution).

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2012-05-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2012-07-18T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2012-05-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2012-07-18T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 48.56467
Bounding Box South Lat 24.55311
Bounding Box West Long -116.21092
Bounding Box East Long -78.72474
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : Readme_DC3_2012_HiResComposite_soundings.html

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ESC: EOL Sounding Composite Format (ASCII)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 4253 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

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Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-04-18T18:56:00
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 353.106
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-04-11T15:53:05Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::353.106
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2013). Multi-Network Composite Highest Resolution Upper Air Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 May 2024.

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