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National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data (ESC Format) [NCAR/EOL]


The National Weather Service (NWS) routinely releases radiosondes at 00 and 12 UTC with occasional special releases at sites throughout the United States. This data set includes the quality controlled NWS soundings released at nine sites around Salt Lake City, Utah during the IDEAL (Instabilities, Dynamics and Energetics accompanying Atmospheric Layering) project's field phase (15 October to 15 November 2017). A total of 585 quality-controlled, high vertical resolution (1-second) soundings are contained in the final IDEAL NWS radiosonde data set. 

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Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2018-01-17):

    This is the initial version of the National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde dataset in ESC format.

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Related projects
Spatial Type point
Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
GCMD Science Keywords Expand keywords

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2017-10-15 00:00:00
End datetime 2017-11-16 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 43.568, Minimum (South) Latitude: 35.038
Minimum (West) Longitude: -119.795, Maximum (East) Longitude: -106.623

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <>


Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2018. National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data (ESC Format). Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 05 Dec 2019.

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