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National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data (ESC Format)


The National Weather Service (NWS) routinely releases radiosondes at 00 and 12 UTC with occasional special releases at sites throughout the United States. This data set includes the quality controlled VORTEX-SE_2018 NWS soundings released at 11 sites throughout the southeastern United States during the VORTEX-SE_2018 field phase (9 March to 16 April 2018). A total of 889 quality-controlled, high vertical resolution (1-second) soundings are contained in the final VORTEX-SE_2018 data set.  

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2018-07-09):

    This is the first version of the National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data in ESC format.

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Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2018-03-09 00:00:00
End datetime 2018-04-16 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 37.326, Minimum (South) Latitude: 30.126
Minimum (West) Longitude: -97.298, Maximum (East) Longitude: -84.30

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2018. National Weather Service High Resolution Radiosonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 Jul 2020.

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