NOAA-DHA: Long-term NOAA Dropsonde Hurricane Archive

Dropsonde data is primarily used in studying and helping predict the path and intensity of hurricanes. The data in this archive are a compilation of 17 years (1996-2012) of high resolution dropsonde data collected by NOAA’s National Hurricane Center and Hurricane Research Division. In the future, subject to the availability of support, this data archive will be expanded to include quality controlled dropsonde data from NCAR’s Earth Observing Laboratory, the United States Air Force, NASA and other agencies. The raw data were reformatted to the same format and have undergone consistent quality-control in order to produce a high-quality, long-term dropsonde climatology that may be used by researchers for various scientific applications. The number of storms and soundings in each year is summarized in the readme documentation.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1996-08-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2012-10-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1996-08-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2012-10-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 50.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 5.00000
Bounding Box West Long -160.00000
Bounding Box East Long -35.00000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : AllSoundings.lonlatalt.NOAA.1996-2012.v2.xlsx

Documentation #2 : readme.NOAA_Hurricane_Dropsonde_Archive-v2.pdf

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Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 2949 MB
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2017-03-02T21:52:55
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 542.001
Resource Version 2.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::542.001
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2017). NOAA-DHA: Long-term NOAA Dropsonde Hurricane Archive. 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 05 December 2023.

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