Data Set ID: 
NSIDC-0231

SMEX02 Balloon-borne Radiosonde Data, Iowa, Version 1

This data set includes radiosonde measurements of upper air temperature and pressure, relative humidity, and wind direction and speed during the balloons' ascent to the upper atmosphere.

This is the most recent version of these data.

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Parameter(s):
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY
  • ALTITUDE > STATION HEIGHT
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • OCEAN WINDS > VERTICAL WIND MOTION
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND PROFILES
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: 41, 
S: 41, 
E: -93.61, 
W: -93.61
Platform(s):BALLOONS
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):RADIOSONDES
Temporal Coverage:
  • 15 June 2002 to 9 July 2002
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):William Eichinger

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Eichinger, W. 2004. SMEX02 Balloon-borne Radiosonde Data, Iowa, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/UKOUWG8EP6N3. [Date Accessed].

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