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C-130 Meteorology Dropsonde High Resolution (0.5 s) Data (NCAR/ATD)


The DYCOMS-II Aircraft: C-130 Meteorology Dropsonde High Vertical Resolution (0.5 s) Data (NCAR/ATD) is one of several upper air 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. The data were provided by the National Center for Atmospheric Research/Atmospheric Technology Division (NCAR/ATD). Included in the data set are 0.5 second vertical resolution data from dropsondes released from the National Science Foundation (NSF)/NCAR C-130 aircraft as part of the DYCOMS-II project. Dropsondes were released during aircraft flight (10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 24, 25, and 26 July 2001. Most flights were during the night.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2008-10-07)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency < 1 second
Language English
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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: 37.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 26.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -127.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -115.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2008. C-130 Meteorology Dropsonde High Resolution (0.5 s) Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 Aug 2019.

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