ONR Tropical Cyclone Intensity 2015 NASA WB-57 HDSS Dropsonde Data

This data set contains the high vertical resolution (0.5 second PTH and 0.25 second GPS and winds) profiles from the eXpendable Digital Dropsondes (XDD) from the High Definition Sounding System (HDSS) that was on the NASA WB-57 aircraft for the Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) 2015 field campaign sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The data set includes a total of 786 quality controlled dropsondes from 11 flights in four tropical cyclones in the eastern Pacific (Marty and Patricia) and Atlantic (Erika and Joaquin) basins. The data are in the columnar ASCII EOL Sounding Format and in tar files by flight.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2015-08-30T15:22:58Z
    End:  2015-10-23T21:54:19Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2015-08-30T15:22:58Z
Temporal Range End 2015-10-23T21:54:19Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 37.85166
Bounding Box South Lat 11.31673
Bounding Box West Long -109.29229
Bounding Box East Long -63.04043
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : TCI2015_HDSS_QA_Summary.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format TAR: Unix Tape ARchive (TAR) Format File (application/x-tar)
Standardized Resource Format Archive
Asset Size 267 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email datahelp@eol.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 datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author Michael M. Bell
James D. Doyle
Mark Beaubein
Todd Allen
Bonnie R. Brown
Jason Dunion
Patrick Duran
Joel Feldmeier
Lee C. Harrison
Eric Hendricks
Will Jeffries
William Komaromi
Jonathan Martinez
John Molinari
Jonathan Moskaitis
Daniel P. Stern
David Vollaro
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2016-03-23T12:40:50
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6KW5D8M
Alternate Identifier 488.004
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:42:48Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::488.004
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Michael M. Bell, James D. Doyle, Mark Beaubein, Todd Allen, Bonnie R. Brown, Jason Dunion, Patrick Duran, Joel Feldmeier, Lee C. Harrison, Eric Hendricks, Will Jeffries, William Komaromi, Jonathan Martinez, John Molinari, Jonathan Moskaitis, Daniel P. Stern, David Vollaro. (2016). ONR Tropical Cyclone Intensity 2015 NASA WB-57 HDSS Dropsonde Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6KW5D8M. Accessed 04 March 2024.

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