National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data (EOL Format) [NCAR-EOL]

The National Weather Service (NWS) routinely releases radiosondes at 00 and 12 UTC with occasional special releases at sites throughout the United States. This data set includes the quality controlled Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) NWS soundings released at sites near the locations of TCI flown tropical cyclones. TCI flew two storms in the Atlantic (Erika and Joaquin) and two storms in the eastern Pacific basin (Marty and Patricia). For Erika, this data set includes soundings from 25-30 August 2015 from Key West, Miami, Tampa Bay, and San Juan. For Joaquin, the included soundings are from 25 September to 6 October 2015 from Albuquerque, Albany, Birmingham, Amarillo, Brownsville, Buffalo, Caribou, Chatham, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, Greensboro, Fort Worth, Gray, Sterling, Lake Charles, Wilmington, Lincoln, Jackson, Slidell, Little Rock, Midland, Nashville, Norman, Pittsburgh, Blacksburg, Shreveport, Key West, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Tampa Bay, Tallahassee, Newport, Upton, and San Juan. For Patricia, the included soundings are from 19-24 October 2015 from Brownsville and Corpus Christi. Marty was not near any NWS sounding locations. A total of 1059 quality-controlled, high vertical resolution (1-second) soundings are contained in the final TCI data set.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2015-08-09T11:00:29Z
    End:  2015-10-24T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2015-08-09T11:00:29Z
Temporal Range End 2015-10-24T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 46.86800
Bounding Box South Lat 18.43100
Bounding Box West Long -106.62300
Bounding Box East Long -65.99200
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : readme_HIWC_Radar_2015_NWS_radiosonde.pdf

Documentation #2 : readme_TCI_NWS_radiosonde.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 1358 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 2016-02-16T14:54:35
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 488.002
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::488.002
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2016). National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data (EOL Format) [NCAR-EOL]. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 01 December 2023.

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