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NASA DC-8 QC Dropsonde Data (EOL)


This data set contains dropsonde data from the NASA DC-8 medium altitude research aircraft. A total of 95 dropsonde soundings were collected during 11 research flights primarily off the west coast of Central and South America. All 95 quality-controlled soundings are contained in the final dropsonde data set.

Data access

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Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2016-02-19)
  • 1.1 (2016-06-29):

    The filenames in this dataset have been corrected.

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Spatial Type unknown
Frequency 1 second
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2007-06-28 00:00:00
End datetime 2007-08-08 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 20.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -5.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -96.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -74.00

Primary point of contact information

Kathryn Young


Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Young, K. 2016. NASA DC-8 QC Dropsonde Data. Version 1.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 09 Dec 2019.

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