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METCRAX ISS SODAR Data

Summary

The Meteor Crater Experiment (METCRAX) is a 3-year meteorological research program supported by the Mesoscale Dynamics Division of the U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The program is investigating the structure and evolution of temperature inversions or cold-air pools that form on a daily basis in topographic basins and valleys. As part of this research a one-month-long field experiment was conducted from 01 October 2006 to 30 October 2006 in Arizona's Meteor Crater, a simple near-ideal topographic basin formed by the impact of a meteor. In this basin, the physical processes leading to the buildup and breakdown of temperature inversions and the formation of atmospheric seiches (atmospheric oscillations in the basin caused by wind disturbances at the basin crest) can be studied without the complications introduced by more complex topography.

This dataset comtains Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR) data collected by the NCAR/EOL Integrated Sounding System (ISS) during the METCRAX campaign and is available in raw ASCII format. These data have not been quality-controlled.

Data access

  • ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Identifier
Data Quality final
Versions
  • 1.0 (2016-06-02)
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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2006-10-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2006-10-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 35.20, Minimum (South) Latitude: 35.20
Minimum (West) Longitude: -111.20, Maximum (East) Longitude: -111.20

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <eol-datahelp@ucar.edu>

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2016. METCRAX ISS SODAR Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D69S1PF4. Accessed 24 Aug 2019.

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