UIUC Mobile Sounding Data

This dataset contains data collected from 34 successful l University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Mobile Radiosonde launches collected during the SNOWIE field campaign. Each successful launch, named by year-month-day-time-location.nc, has its own netCDF file. The data in each file includes: temperature (Celsius), relative humidity, time of sample (in seconds past launch time), height AGL (m), wind speed (m/s), wind direction (degrees), and pressure (mb) as measured by the radiosonde. The coordinates and altitude above MSL (m) corresponding to where each sounding was launched are written in the attributes of each file. All surface wind speed and direction is used from the previous hourly observation from KBOI for the Boise sites and KEUL for the Caldwell site. One exception was the launch on 16 February 2017 at Caldwell in which KBOI observations were used instead. Included with each dataset order is a python script (netcdfreadout.py) to easily view the netcdf data files.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2017-01-08T00:00:00Z
    End:  2017-03-09T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2017-01-08T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2017-03-09T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 43.66200
Bounding Box South Lat 43.60500
Bounding Box West Long -116.66300
Bounding Box East Long -116.21400
Spatial Representation textTable
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : netcdfreadout.pdf

Documentation #2 : UIUC_MOBILE_README.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 1 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 Andrew Janiszeski
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2017-05-10T20:17:49
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/doi:10.5065/D6X63KCG
Alternate Identifier 534.001
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::534.001
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Andrew Janiszeski. (2017). UIUC Mobile Sounding Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/doi:10.5065/D6X63KCG. Accessed 03 October 2023.

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