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NASA DC-8 QC Dropsonde Data (EOL)

Summary

This data set contains dropsonde data from the NASA DC-8 medium altitude research aircraft. A total of 328 quality-controlled dropsonde soundings were released during 16 research flights, and are contained in the final dropsonde data set.

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Additional information

Identifier
Data Quality final
Versions
  • 1.0 (2016-02-19)
  • 2.0 (2016-06-24):

    This dataset has been corrected for a temperature dependent dry bias.  The filenames have also been corrected.

  • 2.1 (2017-03-22):

    This version was thought to have been corrected for a temperature dependent relative humidity dry bias as well as a dewpoint bias, but was not actually corrected.

  • 3.0 (2017-03-22):

    This version has been corrected for a temperature dependent dry bias of the relative humiidty measurements. Dewpoint temperatures were recomputed as well. 

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2010-08-15 00:00:00
End datetime 2010-09-30 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 36.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 10.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -100.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -50.00

Primary point of contact information

Kathryn Young

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2017. NASA DC-8 QC Dropsonde Data. Version 3.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6VX0DRT. Accessed 12 Nov 2019.

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