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National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data (ESC Format)



This data set includes 1343 quality controlled NWS (National Weather Service) soundings released at eighteen sites throughout the plains region of the central United States during the Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells 2019 (TORUS_2019) field phase (15 May to 20 June 2019). Fifteen of the stations are available at 1-second vertical resolution  (1128 soundings) and three stations are available at mandatory and significant level resolution (215 soundings).

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2019-08-22)
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Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2019-05-15 12:00:00
End datetime 2019-06-21 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 48.30, Minimum (South) Latitude: 29.30
Minimum (West) Longitude: -108.50, Maximum (East) Longitude: -93.40

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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 23 Jan 2020.

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