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SANDHILLS: Nebraska Sandhills Surface Roughness Experiment

Summary

The Nebraska Sandhills Surface Roughness Experiment (SANDHILLS) collected measurements of wind speed, temperature and other parameters including pressure and geometric height, utilizing the NCAR QueenAir, A-80 aircraft in the boundary layer over the Nebraska Sandhills on August 20, 1980. This experiment was designed to study the impact of topography on turbulence in the boundary layer and to provide estimations of the effective roughness of the respective rolling terrain.

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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1980-08-20 00:00:00
End Date 1980-08-20 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Maximum (North) Latitude: 42.623, Minimum (South) Latitude: 39.898
Minimum (West) Longitude: -105.125, Maximum (East) Longitude: -100.692