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SOCRATES: NCAR/EOL Quality Controlled Dropsonde Data


109 quality controlled dropsonde soundings collected over the Southern Ocean during the SOCRATES field campaign. The dropsondes were deployed from the NCAR GV aircraft during twelve research flights conducted between Jan 19 and Feb 24, 2018.  

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Data Quality final
  • 0.1 (2018-03-07)
  • 1.0 (2018-09-22)
  • 1.1 (2018-10-26):

    This version added the EOL Sounding Composite (ESC) format files as an ordering option. The original EOL formatted data are still available.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2018-01-19 00:00:00
End datetime 2018-02-24 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: -45.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -65.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 140.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 160.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <>

Additional contact information


UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, Voemel, H. 2018. SOCRATES: NCAR/EOL Quality Controlled Dropsonde Data. Version 1.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 18 Apr 2024.

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