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Radiosonde Data from Limon, Costa Rica



The dataset presented here contains sounding measurements collected at Limon, Costa Rica during the Organization of Tropical East Pacific Convection (OTREC) field campaign, using a Grawmet v Sounding System. The observations were carried out between 16 August 2019 and 30 September 2019, launching 12-hourly soundings with periods of 2-3 hourly launches, for a total of 115 soundings. A launch on 9 Aug 2019 at 21Z was a test launch of the system. The sounding system at Limon had software issues that resulted in poor realtime altitude and pressure information about 20-25% of the time. The system permits "simulating" the soundings after they have been completed. See the readme for details.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2020-04-27)
  • 1.1 (2020-09-21):

    This version replaces corrupted file OTREC_LIMON_sounding_20190809_19Z_final.txt with a good version.

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Spatial Type point
Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2019-08-09 19:00:00
End datetime 2019-10-01 00:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 9.9622, Minimum (South) Latitude: 9.9622
Minimum (West) Longitude: -83.0255, Maximum (East) Longitude: -83.0255

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Serra, Y., et al. 2020. Radiosonde Data from Limon, Costa Rica. Version 1.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 Jun 2024.

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