USAF C-130 Vortex Observation GTS Messages

This data set includes all of the Vortex messages from the two USAF C-130 aircraft that flew during the ITOP field program. The C-130 aircraft were based out of Guam and flew around tropical systems in the western Pacific Ocean during August-October 2010. The data are in the GTS Vortex message format and contain information about the center of tropical circulations flown by the USAF C-130 aircraft. NCAR/EOL have conducted no quality control on these data files.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2010-08-25T01:31:00Z
    End:  2010-10-17T20:46:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2010-08-25T01:31:00Z
Temporal Range End 2010-10-17T20:46:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 33.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 10.00000
Bounding Box West Long 124.00000
Bounding Box East Long 148.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : Readme_ITOP_USAF_C130_vortex.txt

Documentation #2 : VortexDataMessage.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ASCII: ASCII Text (text/plain)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 1 MB
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Author United States Air Force
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-03-30T14:31:52
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 209.092
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:49:52Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::209.092
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation United States Air Force. (2011). USAF C-130 Vortex Observation GTS Messages. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 26 February 2024.

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