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GRIP NASA DC-8 Quality Controlled Dropsonde Archive


Dropsonde data from the NASA DC-8 medium altitude research aircraft during GRIP.  A total of 328 quality-controlled dropsonde soundings were released during 16 research flights, and are contained in the final dropsonde data set.

Archive note

The data duplicated files in 502.001. This dataset has had data removed, and has been superseded by 502.001. See Related Link below. 

Data access

This dataset is not currently available online. For more information, please email the primary point of contact.

Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2016-09-16):

    This is the initial release of the dataset.

  • 1.1 (2016-09-16):

    This data has been quality controlled and the filenames have been changed.

  • 2.0 (2016-09-16):

    This data has been corrected for a temperature dependent relative humidity dry bias.

  • 3.0 (2016-09-16):

    This dataset was corrected for a temperature dependent relative humidity and dew point dry bias.  This is the latest version of the data.

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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2010-08-15 00:00:00
End datetime 2010-09-30 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 36.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 10.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -100.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -50.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <>

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Ancillary information

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