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NSF/NCAR GV (HIAPER) QC Dropsonde Data



Dropsonde sounding profiles collected between June 1 and Aug 12, 2015 during the CSET (Cloud System Evolution in the Trades) campaign. These data are provided in the EOL format and have been quality controlled.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2016-04-15):

    Final, QC'd data.

  • 1.1 (2016-04-18):

    Fixed a header that flagged data as preliminary.

  • 2.0 (2016-05-13):

    Error in post-processing code reduced data from quarter second to half-second resolution in previous version. This has been fixed in version 2.0 

  • 3.0 (2016-07-27):

    This version represents final, QC'd data that includes the proper header, filenames, and a dry bias correction. This dataset is the most current as of 27 Jul 2016.

  • 4.0 (2016-08-01):

    This is version 4 of the CSET dropsonde data and includes a RH dry bias correction and dew point recalcuation.This version also removes an incorrect 'preliminary' flag in the header.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2015-07-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2015-08-12 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 40.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 19.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -157.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -121.00

Primary point of contact information

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2016. NSF/NCAR GV (HIAPER) QC Dropsonde Data. Version 4.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 17 Jun 2024.

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