Skip to data content Skip to data search

HS3 2012 Global Hawk Dropsonde Data

Summary

This data set contains Global Hawk dropsonde data from six research flights of the unmanned NOAA/NASA Global Hawk (GH) aircraft conducted between September 7 and 26, 2012 for the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) project. The GH is equipped with an NCAR/NOAA dropsonde system specially designed for remote operation. A total of 337 quality controlled soundings are contained in the final HS3 dropsonde data set. Version 5 of the dataset was corrected for a dry bias of the RH sensor and dewpoint was recomputed, however in creating these we lost the GPS filtering correction that had been applied to version 3. Version 6 contains both the dry corrections and the GPS filtering of latitude, longitude and altitude. 

Data access

  • ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Identifier
Data Quality final
Versions
  • 4.0 (2013-04-22):

    This new release includes a new correction for a temperature dependent RH dry bias.

  • 2.0 (2013-04-22):

    Had a .4mb pressure correction applied and near surface data, that had been accidentally truncated, was restored

  • 3.0 (2015-05-27):

    Filtered out spikes in GPS positions cause by telemetry noise

  • 5.0 (2016-07-29):

    This dataset includes a correction for a temperature dependent RH dry bias and a dew point temperature correction.

  • 6.0 (2018-07-13):

    Filtering of GPS lat, lon and alt applied

(Only the current version of the data is available to order. If you have questions about a prior version, please email us.)
Metadata download

Note that your browser may not display the above metadata links, but automatically save them as files in a folder such as "Downloads"

Related projects
Spatial Type point
Frequency criteria
Language English
Categories
Platforms
Instruments
GCMD Science Keywords Expand keywords
Documentation

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2012-07-13 00:00:00
End datetime 2012-09-27 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 42.05482, Minimum (South) Latitude: 13.49343
Minimum (West) Longitude: -88.4375, Maximum (East) Longitude: -19.42653

Primary point of contact information

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

Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2018. HS3 2012 Global Hawk Dropsonde Data. Version 6.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6BV7DSK. Accessed 19 Oct 2019.

Today's date is shown: please replace with the date of your most recent access.

Additional citation styles