NSF C-130 Meteorology Dropsonde Profiles

The Aircraft C-130 Meteorology Dropsonde Profiles (NCAR/RAF) dataset is one of several archived by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Joint Office for Science Support (UCAR/JOSS) in support of the Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate (EPIC) project. The data was collected by the National Center for Atmospheric Research/Atmospheric Technology Division (NCAR/ATD) Research Aviation Facility (RAF). The dataset consists of 0.5 second vertical resolution profiles derived from dropsondes released from the National Science Foundation (NSF)/NCAR C-130 aircraft during EPIC. Dropsondes were released during aircraft flights on the following days: September 2001(3, 5, 7, 14, 16, 19, 23, 25, 28, and 29) and October 2001(2, 6, 9, and 10).

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2001-09-03T00:00:00Z
    End:  2001-10-10T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2001-09-03T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2001-10-10T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 13.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 7.00000
Bounding Box West Long -98.00000
Bounding Box East Long -93.00000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme_aircraft_drophighres.txt

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Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 20 MB
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Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email eol-datahelp@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email eol-datahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2008-10-07T06:50:45
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/doi:10.5065/D6G73C0C
Alternate Identifier 72.026
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::72.026
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2008). NSF C-130 Meteorology Dropsonde Profiles. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/doi:10.5065/D6G73C0C. Accessed 05 December 2023.

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