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NSF C-130 Meteorology Dropsonde Profiles


The Aircraft C-130 Meteorology Dropsonde Profiles (NCAR/RAF) dataset is one of several archived by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Joint Office for Science Support (UCAR/JOSS) in support of the Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate (EPIC) project. The data was collected by the National Center for Atmospheric Research/Atmospheric Technology Division (NCAR/ATD) Research Aviation Facility (RAF). The dataset consists of 0.5 second vertical resolution profiles derived from dropsondes released from the National Science Foundation (NSF)/NCAR C-130 aircraft during EPIC. Dropsondes were released during aircraft flights on the following days: September 2001(3, 5, 7, 14, 16, 19, 23, 25, 28, and 29) and October 2001(2, 6, 9, and 10).

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2008-10-07)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency no set schedule
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2001-09-03 00:00:00
End datetime 2001-10-10 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 13.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 7.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -98.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -93.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2008. NSF C-130 Meteorology Dropsonde Profiles. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 18 Nov 2019.

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