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National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data (ESC Format)


This data set includes 1726 quality controlled NWS (National Weather Service)  soundings released at 14 sites throughout the western United States during the  WE-CAN (Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol Absorption and  Nitrogen) field phase (20 July to 19 September 2018). Thirteen of the stations are available at 1-second vertical resolution (1608 soundings) and one station is available at mandatory and significant level resolution (118 soundings).

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2019-06-18)
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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2018-07-20 00:00:00
End datetime 2018-09-19 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 47.935, Minimum (South) Latitude: 36.047
Minimum (West) Longitude: -124.56, Maximum (East) Longitude: -104.88

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2019. National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 27 May 2020.

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