U.S. Controlled Time Series Radiosonde Observations, daily from 1948

U.S. controlled station time series of upper air observations (soundings) comprise the data in this set. From the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), DSS obtains annual updates of the DSI 6301 UPPER AIR DIGITAL FILES, which are then quality checked, reformatted, hydrostatically checked, and merged into existing station time series.

Primarily, stations are located in the contiguous U.S., Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii and other Pacific Islands, plus Keflavik, Ascension Island, Diego Garcia, and the South Pole. There are currently about 110 stations received.

Mandatory, standard, and significant levels may include pressure, height, temperature, moisture, wind direction and speed. Earliest data is for 1945, but periods of record vary widely among the stations.

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  • Bob Dattore
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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1912-01-01
    End:  2005-12-31

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1912-01-01
Temporal Range End 2005-12-31
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90
Bounding Box South Lat -90
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : Federal Meteorological Handbook No. 3, Rawinsonde and Pibal Observations

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format DSS_TSR (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format Binary
Asset Size 4298 MB
Legal Constraints

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Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Bob Dattore
Resource Support Email dattore@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1980-01-21
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/2ZZM-ND05
Alternate Identifier ds390.1
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:39-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds390.1
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (1980). U.S. Controlled Time Series Radiosonde Observations, daily from 1948. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/2ZZM-ND05. Accessed 18 June 2024.

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