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CPS Quality Controlled Radiosonde Dataset


The Cloud and Precipitation Study (CPS) is a project aimed at examining shallow and deep convection, as well as stratiform precipitation, in a tropical/subtropical environment in an attempt to better understand cloud and precipitation processes. The CPS site was located in Miami, Florida and was equipped with an EOL Integrated Sounding System (ISS). The ISS included a 915 MHz Multiple Antenna Profiling Radar (MAPR), a radiosonde sounding system, a surface meteorology tower, and a ceilometer for measuring cloud base heights. Seventy-eight radiosonde launches were made from the ISS site; seventy-three sounding files are included in the final archive. The average horizontal distance traveled by the radiosondes during this project was 31.5 km (19.6 miles) from surface to 20.3 km.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2016-01-22)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2008-07-30 00:00:00
End datetime 2008-09-30 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 26.20, Minimum (South) Latitude: 25.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -81.50, Maximum (East) Longitude: -79.50

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EOL Data Support <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2016. CPS Quality Controlled Radiosonde Dataset. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 13 Aug 2020.

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