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NOAA P-3 Dropsonde High Resolution L3 Data (EOL format) [NCAR/EOL]


This dataset contains high resolution sounding data collected using the NCAR AVAPS dropsonde system on board the NOAA P-3 aircraft. From November 9 through December 13, 2011, thirteen research flights were conducted and 470 dropsondes deployed. A total of 469 quality controlled soundings are contained in the final DYNAMO dropsonde data set.

Data access

  • ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2012-02-16)
  • 2.0 (2016-06-09):

    This dataset has a temperature dependent dry bias correction and updated filenames.

  • 1.3 (2016-06-23):

    This dataset has been corrected for a dry bias and the filenames have been changed and moved to another directory.

  • 3.0 (2016-07-27):

    This version was corrected for a temperature dependent relative humidity dry bias as well al a dewpoint bias.  This is the latest and most current version of the dataset.

(Only the current version of the data is available to order. If you have questions about a prior version, please email us.)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2011-11-09 07:45:00
End datetime 2011-12-13 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 0.079, Minimum (South) Latitude: -14.362
Minimum (West) Longitude: 70.353, Maximum (East) Longitude: 82.915

Primary point of contact information

Kathryn Young

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2016. NOAA P-3 Dropsonde High Resolution L3 Data (EOL format). Version 3.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 Sep 2019.

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