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DYCOMS-II Aircraft: Wyoming Cloud Radar (wcr) 1Hz Data


The DYCOMS-II Aircraft: Wyoming Cloud Radar dataset 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 WCR was mounted onboard the C130 in a downward looking configuration. Reflectivity and Doppler velocity were recorded for a nadir beam and a slanted beam. In this dataset the recorded data has been averaged to 1 sps, and ony the data from the nadir beam is included. Investigators wanting the full-rate or dual-beam data should contact a member of the WCR group. All data is in NetCDF format.

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Spatial Type point
Frequency no set schedule
Language English

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2001-07-10 00:00:00
End datetime 2001-07-28 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

Primary point of contact information

Gabor Vali <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

University of Wyoming. 2008. DYCOMS-II Aircraft: Wyoming Cloud Radar (wcr) 1Hz Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 05 Dec 2019.

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