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PLOWS: National Weather Service Radiosonde Data


This is one of the upper air data sets developed for the Profiling of Winter Storms (PLOWS) project. This data set includes 829 high vertical resolution (1-second) Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) soundings from the seven National Weather Service (NWS) rawinsonde stations in the PLOWS 2008-2009 time period (1 February to 31 March 2009) and region (Aberdeen, SD; Davenport, IA; Green Bay, WI; Lincoln, IL; Chanhassen, MN; Omaha, NE; and Springfield, MO). Additionally, 109 high vertical resolution (6-second) MicroArt soundings from the Topeka, KS NWS rawinsonde station are included. For the 2009-2010 time period of 1 November 2009 through 11 March 2010, 2221 high vertical resolution (1-second) RRS soundings were collected. The soundings were typically released twice a day (0000 and 1200 UTC). The data are in EOL Sounding Composite format (columnar ascii).

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2010-07-20)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2009-02-01 10:01:00
End datetime 2010-03-11 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 48.60, Minimum (South) Latitude: 32.30
Minimum (West) Longitude: -103.20, Maximum (East) Longitude: -80.00

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2010. PLOWS: National Weather Service Radiosonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 03 Mar 2024.

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