NCAR/EOL R/V Investigator NIMA Quality-Controlled 915 Profiler Data

This dataset includes quality-controlled 915 MHz profiler winds and vertical beam moments data. NCAR/EOL operated a radar wind profiler on board the CSIRO RV Investigator as part of a deployment of an Integrated Sounding System (ISS) for the SOCRATES / CAPRICORN field campaign. The primary voyage (CSIRO designation: IN2018_V01) for this deployment set sail from Hobart, TAS, Australia on 11 Jan 2018 into the Southern Ocean and concluded back in Hobart on 22 Feb 2018. A shakedown, test and training cruise (IN2017_E04) took place off the east coast of Tasmania Dec 7 - 11, 2017. The LapXM moment data were processed by EOL software (IDL to generate wind estimates corrected for ship motion, course and heading, partly based on the methods of Johnston (2014). These data were then quality-controlled through the NCAR Improved Moments Algorithm (NIMA). Some gaps in the NIMA-processed data have been filled in with the original LapXM-processed data. This dataset currently includes a Preliminary Data Report that does not reference the NIMA quality-control. An updated report will be added to the dataset once finished.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2018-02-28T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2018-02-28T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat -30.00000
Bounding Box South Lat -70.00000
Bounding Box West Long 130.00000
Bounding Box East Long 180.00000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme_profiler_socrates_preliminary.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Asset Size 111 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 2018-12-03T17:27:48
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 552.028
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2019-01-09T20:07:26Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::552.028
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2018). NCAR/EOL R/V Investigator NIMA Quality-Controlled 915 Profiler Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 30 May 2020.

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