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METCRAX ISS 915 MHz Wind Profiler and RASS 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 will be conducted in 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 contains 915 MHz wind profiler data collected by the NCAR/EOL Integrated Sounding System (ISS) during METCRAX between 01 October 2006 and 31 October 2006. This dataset includes doppler moments data (.mom.nc), consensus winds data (.winds*.nc), and Radio Acoustic Sounding System (RASS) virtual temperatures (.rass.nc) in NetCDF format. These data are tarred into daily files and have been quality controlled.


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Data Quality final
Versions
  • 1.0 (2016-06-06)
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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

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

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Citation

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2016. METCRAX ISS 915 MHz Wind Profiler and RASS Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D628060S. Accessed 26 May 2019.

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