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NSF/NCAR G-V Dropsonde High Resolution Data (ESC Format)

Summary

The National Center for Atmospheric Research/Earth Observing Laboratory (NCAR/EOL) operated a dropsonde system on-board the NSF/NCAR G-V aircraft during the Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX) during the period from 15 May to 14 June 2013. Soundings were taken intermittently as determined by the weather situation, with a focus on the pre-convective and convectively disturbed environments near deep convective storms in the central United States.  This data set includes a total of 426 quality controlled, high vertical resolution (0.25 second) soundings are contained in the final MPEX data set.

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  • 1.0 (2014-03-12)
  • 2.0 (2016-12-21):

    This version corrects a temperature dependent dry bias that was present in the Vaisala RD94 dropsonde relative humidity measurements. Both the relative humidity and dew point values have been corrected.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2013-05-15 09:00:00
End datetime 2013-06-14 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 44.8251, Minimum (South) Latitude: 31.4757
Minimum (West) Longitude: -111.381, Maximum (East) Longitude: -97.4613

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2016. NSF/NCAR G-V Dropsonde High Resolution Data. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6V12301. Accessed 28 Nov 2020.

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