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PACS-97 Upper Air Soundings from the R/V Ron Brown


This dataset consists of sounding data from the PACS-97 (TEPPS; Tropical Eastern Pacific Process Study) cruise of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ship Ron Brown.

Soundings were released from 2 to 12 times per day at various times of the cruise.

The cruise started in Panama, went to 8N 125W, then San Diego, and finally to a subtropical location.
The cruise started 28 July 1997 and ended 6 September 1997.
These data were processed through automated and visual quality control. This data set includes pressure, temperature, dew point, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and altitude taken at 2 second vertical intervals.
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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1997-07-28 00:00:00
End datetime 1997-09-06 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

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Maximum (North) Latitude: 32.50, Minimum (South) Latitude: 6.90
Minimum (West) Longitude: -129.40, Maximum (East) Longitude: -79.50

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Yolande L. Serra <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

University of Washington. 2011. PACS-97 Upper Air Soundings from the R/V Ron Brown. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 30 Oct 2020.

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