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NOAA P-3 Tail Mounted X-Band Doppler Radar Data


This data set contains data from the NOAA P-3 aircraft tail mounted X-band Doppler radar for its flights during the VORTEX-SE 2017 field season over the southeastern United States. Each file is one 360 degree rotation and the antenna rotates 15 times per minute. There are two files per rotation; MA files looking ~20 degrees forward of the heading, and SL files looking ~20 degrees aft of the heading. The data are in the cfradial format converted from their original format using the NCAR RadxConvert software.

Data access

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Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2017-08-18)
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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2017-03-25 16:08:00
End datetime 2017-05-01 02:04:00

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 40.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 28.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -95.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -80.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Jorgensen, D., Ziegler, C. 2017. NOAA P-3 Tail Mounted X-Band Doppler Radar Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 20 Oct 2019.

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