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National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data

Summary

This is one of the upper air data sets developed for the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2 (VORTEX2). This data set includes 1986 high vertical resolution (1-second) Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) soundings from 16 National Weather Service (NWS) rawinsonde stations and 125 high vertical resolution (6-second) MicroArt soundings from Dodge City, Kansas for the VORTEX2 2009 area and time of interest. In addition, this data set includes 1576 high vertical resolution (1-second) Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) soundings from 17 National Weather Service (NWS) rawinsonde stations and 85 high vertical resolution (6-second) MicroArt soundings from Dodge City, KS for the VORTEX2 2010 area and time of interest. Note that Dodge City, KS radiosonde data stops at 1200 UTC on 11 June 2010 due to the start of the changeover to the RRS radiosonde. This data set covers the period from 1 May to 30 June 2009 and 1 May to 15 June 2010. 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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Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2009-05-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2010-06-15 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


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Maximum (North) Latitude: 45.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 32.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -105.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -92.00

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Citation

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Williams, S. 2010. National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://data.eol.ucar.edu/dataset/114.098. Accessed 18 Nov 2019.

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