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DYCOMS-II Aircraft: C-130 Mandatory and Significant Level Dropsonde Data


The C-130 Mandatory and Significant Level Dropsonde Data is one of several aircraft data sets collected by the National Center For Atmospheric Research/Earth Observing Laboratory (NCAR/EOL) as part of the Dynamics and Chemistry of Marine Stratocumulus Phase II: Entrainment Studies (DYCOMS-II) project. Included in the data set are mandatory and significant level dropsonde data released from the National Science Foundation/National Center for Atmospheric Research C-130 aircraft. The data cover the period from 10 - 26 July Several dropsondes were released on each of the flight days (10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 24, 25, and 26 July). NCAR/EOL has performed no quality control on these data.

Data access

  • ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2008-05-15)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2001-07-10 00:00:00
End datetime 2001-07-26 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 32.50, Minimum (South) Latitude: 29.50
Minimum (West) Longitude: -122.50, Maximum (East) Longitude: -120.50

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2008. DYCOMS-II Aircraft: C-130 Mandatory and Significant Level Dropsonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 11 Dec 2019.

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