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USAF C-130 Dropsonde High Resolution Data [NCAR/EOL]

Summary

During ITOP 2010 two USAF C-130 aircraft released a total of 683 dropsondes in 26 flights over the Western Pacific Ocean during the months of August, September, and October 2010. This data set includes the high resolution (0.25 second winds and 0.5 second pressure, temperature and humidity) USAF C-130 dropsonde data set in the EOL columnar ASCII sounding format. This data set has undergone NCAR/EOL quality control. See the readme for details on the QC process and data quality issues.

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Versions
  • 1.0 (2011-04-07)
  • 2.0 (2016-06-24):

    This dartaset has a corrected temperature dependent dry bias and updated filenames.

  • 3.0 (2016-07-27):

    This version was corrected for a temperature dependent relative humidity dry bias and dewpoint was recomputed.  This is the latest and most current version of the dataset.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2010-08-22 19:20:00
End datetime 2010-10-18 07:36:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 32.4871, Minimum (South) Latitude: 10.10
Minimum (West) Longitude: 124.2065, Maximum (East) Longitude: 147.4651

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Kathryn Young

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2016. USAF C-130 Dropsonde High Resolution Data. Version 3.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6GT5KCD. Accessed 28 Mar 2020.

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