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VORTEX-SE_2017: Purdue University Mobile Radiosonde Data


This data set contains vertical profiles of pressure, temperature, mixing ratio, wind speed, and wind direction from the University of Purdue mobile radiosonde system during the VORTEX-SE 2017 field season. Purdue released a total of 18 radiosondes from locations around northern Alabama on 25, 27, 28, and 30 March; 3, 5, 27, 28, and 30 April; and 1 May 2017. These data are available in either the original columnar ASCII format provided by Purdue or the EOL Sounding Composite Format. 

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2017-08-21):

    This is the data for the Mobile Radiosonde Data from Purdue University. 

  • 1.1 (2018-04-26):

    The only change to this version is the addition of the EOL Sounding Composite (ESC) format of the data.  The data in their original format from Purdue are unchanged. You may choose your format when ordering.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2017-03-25 00:00:00
End datetime 2017-05-01 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 34.9565, Minimum (South) Latitude: 34.3634
Minimum (West) Longitude: -87.6652, Maximum (East) Longitude: -85.6644

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <>

Additional contact information


Baldwin, M., Dawson, D. 2018. VORTEX-SE_2017: Purdue University Mobile Radiosonde Data. Version 1.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 18 Jun 2024.

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