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National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data (ESC Format)


This is one of the upper air data sets developed for the Pre-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT) 2010 project. This data set includes 841 high vertical resolution (1-second) Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) soundings from National Weather Service (NWS) rawinsonde stations. For PREDICT this data set includes data from 1 August 2010 through 30 September 2010 for six (6) NWS stations (Key West, FL, Miami, FL, Tampa Bay, FL, Brownsville, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, and San Juan, Puerto Rico). At the request of GRIP investigators this data set also includes data from 1 September 2010 through 5 September 2010 for seven (7) stations along the east coast of the United States (Jacksonville, FL, Charleston, SC, Newport, NC, Sterling, VA, Upton, NY, Chatham, MA, and Gray, ME) for Hurricane Earl. The soundings were typically released twice a day (0000 and 1200 UTC) and any special releases are also included. The data are in EOL Sounding Composite format (columnar ascii).

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Spatial Type point
Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2010-08-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2010-09-30 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

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Maximum (North) Latitude: 43.90, Minimum (South) Latitude: 18.40
Minimum (West) Longitude: -97.50, Maximum (East) Longitude: -66.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Loehrer, S. 2011. National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 04 Aug 2021.

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