NOAA/NWS Rawinsonde Data

This is one of the upper air data sets developed for the Hurricane Rainband and Intensity Change Experiment (RAINEX) project. This data set includes 4444 high vertical resolution (6-second) soundings from 17 National Weather Service (NWS) rawinsonde stations in the southeast United States and Puerto Rico and 268 high vertical resolution (1.2-second) soundings from 1 NWS rawindonde station in the southeast United States for the period 01 July 2005 to 31 October 2005. There are also 72 high vertical resolution (1-second) soundings from the NWS Corpus Christi, TX site from 3 October to 31 October 2005 when it switched to the Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) soundings. The soundings were typically released twice a day (0000 and 1200 UTC). This dataset contains soundings released during hurricanes: Dennis, Emily, Gert, Katrina, Ophelia, Rita, and Wilma.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2005-07-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2005-10-31T23:59:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2005-07-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2005-10-31T23:59:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 40.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 10.00000
Bounding Box West Long -100.00000
Bounding Box East Long -50.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : README_RAINEX_NWS_SOUNDING.txt

88.065 : is a companion to dataset 88.040

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format EOL Sounding Composite Format (ASCII)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 786 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2008-10-07T06:50:45
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 88.040
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:47:46Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::88.040
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2008). NOAA/NWS Rawinsonde Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 25 June 2024.

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