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RICO: Soundings Multi-Network Composite 5-mb Level Upper Air Data


This dataset contains upper-air sounding data interpolated to a constant vertical resolution of 5 hPa in the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) Sounding Composite Format from stations in the following networks:

  • NCAR/NSF C-130 Dropsonde,
  • NOAA National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS), and the
  • R/V Seward Johnson

Data for the Rain in Cumulus Over the Ocean (RICO) 2004-2005 domain (15°N to 21°N latitude and 75°W to 72°W longitude) are contained within this dataset. The dataset covers the time period 1 December 2004 through 31 January 2005. This RICO 2004-2005 Sounding Composite 5-mb Resolution Upper-Air Dataset contains 554 soundings from 4 sites.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2008-10-07)
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Spatial Type point
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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2004-12-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2005-01-31 23:59:00

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 21.60, Minimum (South) Latitude: 17.30
Minimum (West) Longitude: -74.50, Maximum (East) Longitude: -61.45

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2008. RICO: Soundings Multi-Network Composite 5-mb Level Upper Air Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 Jun 2024.

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