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VOCALS: NOAA R/V Ron Brown Radiosonde Data


During the VAMOS Ocean-Cloud Atmosphere-Land Study (VOCALS) campaign, sounding data were collected onboard the NOAA R/V Ronald H. Brown. Leg 1 was conducted between October 6 and November 3, 2008 (from Charleston, SC to Arica, Chile). Leg 2 was conducted from November 9 to December 2, 2008 (from Arica to the IMET Buoy at 85W and back to Arica). A total of 215 high vertical resolution (1 second) soundings are included in this data set. The data are in the NCAR/EOL Sounding Composite format.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2011-01-25)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency no set schedule
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2008-10-07 14:15:00
End datetime 2008-12-01 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 28.80, Minimum (South) Latitude: -21.534
Minimum (West) Longitude: -85.846, Maximum (East) Longitude: -70.237

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Loehrer, S. 2011. VOCALS: NOAA R/V Ron Brown Radiosonde Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 26 Mar 2023.

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