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REFRACTT06 QC Radiosonde Data

Summary

The goal of the Refractivity Experiment For H2O Research And Collaborative operational Technology Transfer (REFRACTT) was to obtain high resolution measurements of water vapor variability and transport in the convective boundary layer, in order to assess the improvements these enhanced measurements have in numerical model forecasts of quantitative precipitation. An additional goal of this project was to demonstrate the usefulness of using the NEXRAD radar network to collect refractivity measurements for forecasting purposes.

For this experiment, NCAR/EOL deployed one mobile sounding system to various locations along the front range of Central and Northern Colorado. Seventy-six radiosonde launches were performed between June 5, 2006 and Sept 2, 2006. For more information on the REFRACTT project please visit: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/projects/refractt/

Data access

  • ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Identifier
Data Quality final
Versions
  • 1.0 (2016-01-26)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2006-06-05 00:00:00
End datetime 2007-02-28 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 42.17, Minimum (South) Latitude: 35.64
Minimum (West) Longitude: -112.15, Maximum (East) Longitude: -97.85

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <eol-datahelp@ucar.edu>

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2016. REFRACTT06 QC Radiosonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6PR7T5J. Accessed 17 Oct 2019.

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