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DC3: Multi-Network Composite Highest Resolution Upper Air Data


This data set is a composite of radiosondes collected from 7 sounding platforms during the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry Experiment (DC3) with data collected from 1 May 2012 through 18 July 2012. This project was conducted in the central United States. This dataset includes a total of 5887 soundings from the following networks: ARM Radiosonde Data (238 2-second soundings), NCAR/EOL MGAUS Colorado Sounding Data (31 1-second soundings), NCAR/EOL MISS Colorado Radiosonde Data (27 1-second soundings), NSSL MGAUS Oklahoma-Texas Sounding Data (39 1-second soundings), National Weather Service (NWS) High Resolution Radiosonde Data (5520 1-second soundings), Redstone Arsenal Radiosonde Data (10 2-second soundings), and University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) Mobile Alabama Sounding Data (22 1-second soundings). All soundings are provided at the highest possible resolution (i.e., the 'native' resolution).

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2013-04-18)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2012-05-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2012-07-18 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 48.56467, Minimum (South) Latitude: 24.55311
Minimum (West) Longitude: -116.21092, Maximum (East) Longitude: -78.72474

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2013. DC3: Multi-Network Composite Highest Resolution Upper Air Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 18 May 2024.

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