Water Vapor Sensing System (Winds, Temperatures, and Water Vapor Fields from Commercial Aircraft) [NCAR/EOL]
This data set contains the JOSS quality controlled WVSS-I data. This data has consistent water vapor information (dewpoint, RH, and mixing ratio are consistent), and has the benefit of time continuity to check for changes in WVSS-I calibration. IMPORTANT NOTE: The sensor technology of the first generation Water Vapor Sensing System (WVSS-I) is Vaisala's thin-film capacitor. Though a better sensor than found on radiosondes, it still loses calibration over time. The data from WVSS-I gathered from July 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999 has been evaluated and a scientific article is being prepared. This data is useful with data from four of the six aircraft considered quite good. One aircraft (#376) appears approximately 5% too wet and one aircraft (#441) appears approximately 5% too dry (very dry in November and December 1999). See the README for further information.
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|Begin datetime||1999-07-01 00:00:00|
|End datetime||2003-07-31 23:59:59|
Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.
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Minimum (West) Longitude: -126.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -66.00
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CitationExample citation following ESIP guidelines:
UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2008. Water Vapor Sensing System (Winds, Temperatures, and Water Vapor Fields from Commercial Aircraft). Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6542KW9. Accessed 10 Dec 2023.
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