National Weather Service (NWS) High Resolution Soundings

This is one of the upper air data sets developed for the Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport 2008 (START08). This data set includes a total of 11999 high vertical resolution soundings from the 70 National Weather Service rawinsonde stations in the contiguous United States. This includes 8725 1-second vertical resolution soundings from the 50 stations that utilized the Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) with GPS windfinding and 3274 6-second vertical resolution soundings from the 20 stations that used the MicroArt sounding system and radiotheolodite windfinding. The data cover the period from 1200 UTC on 1 April 2008 to 30 June 2008. The soundings were typically released twice a day at 0000 and 1200 UTC. Three stations (Albuquerque, NM; Del Rio, TX; Santa Teresa/El Paso, TX) switched from MicroArt to RRS soundings during this time period. The data are in EOL Sounding Composite format (columnar ascii). NOTE: This is a large dataset; please do not order the complete dataset in one order. Limit each order to no more than 30 days.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2008-04-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2008-06-30T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-04-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2008-06-30T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 48.50000
Bounding Box South Lat 24.50000
Bounding Box West Long -124.56000
Bounding Box East Long -68.00000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme_START08_nws_sounding.txt

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Standardized Resource Format N/A
Asset Size 6830 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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Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-12-18T10:36:51
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 107.034
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2022-06-03T21:12:29Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::107.034
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2009). National Weather Service (NWS) High Resolution Soundings. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 29 May 2023.

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