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NCAR/EOL Dropsonde sounding profiles from on the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream-V HAIPER aircraft in the region around New Zealand as part of the DEEPWAVE field project. Dropsondes were released as requested during the field phase. A total of 282 quality-controlled, high vertical resolution (0.25-second wind and 0.5 second pressure/temperature/humidity) soundings are contained in the final DEEPWAVE data set.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2015-03-16):

    The EOL Dropsonde data has been converted to the EOL Sounding Composite (ESC) format.

  • 2.0 (2016-12-16):

    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 2014-06-06 06:00:00
End datetime 2014-07-20 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: -31.92, Minimum (South) Latitude: -62.997
Minimum (West) Longitude: 144.524, Maximum (East) Longitude: -176.148

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2016. DEEPWAVE: NSF/NCAR GV HIAPER Dropsonde Data. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 21 Apr 2024.

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