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VORTEX2: NCAR MGAUS Radiosonde Data


The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX) is a project aimed at investigating tornado genesis and examining tornado structure and evolution using a suite of atmostpheric instruments. The VORTEX2 field campaigns included the use of four mobile GPS Advanced Upper_Air Sounding (GAUS) systems. This dataset contains 105 radiosonde soundings collected during the 2009 field campaign (May 11 - June 14, 2009) and 174 radiosonde soundings collected during the 2010 field campaign (May 6 - June 15, 2010) from two of the systems that were operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2010-10-29)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2009-05-11 22:00:00
End datetime 2010-06-15 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

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Maximum (North) Latitude: 42.361, Minimum (South) Latitude: 33.954
Minimum (West) Longitude: -104.79, Maximum (East) Longitude: -95.395

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, Loehrer, S. 2010. VORTEX2: NCAR MGAUS Radiosonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 18 Apr 2024.

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