WIND PROFILE DATA: RADIOSONDE (FIFE)
Entry ID: FIFE_WIND_SON

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Summary
Abstract: The wind profile data described in this document were derived from the raw radiosonde data collected during FIFE by Dr. Wilfred H. Brutsaert during the summer and fall of 1987 and the late summer of 1989 The objective of this study was to calculate wind velocity and wind direction from successive horizontal positions of a radiosonde. These data have allowed the measurement of the atmospheric profiles of wind velocity and direction. The raw data have also been corrected for sensor delays and have been interpolated to a set of standard pressure levels. Successive horizontal positions of the radiosonde balloon in relation to its release point was used to calculate average wind speed and direction. The variables used to make these calculations were obtained from the FIFE Radiosonde Data. The balloon height was calculated by adding 10 m (i.e., the length of the string) to the height of the sonde. The horizontal distance of the sonde, together with the measured azimuth angle (also obtained from the FIFE Radiosonde Data), produced the horizontal position of the sonde. Finally, successive horizontal positions allowed the calculation of average wind velocity and direction over the interval. Note, as a result of the addition of 10 m for most flights, the height of the wind measurements in this data set is 10 meters higher than the companion values in the original FIFE Radiosonde Data.

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Description: WIND PROFILE DATA: RADIOSONDE (FIFE)


Geographic Coverage
 N: 39.12 S: 39.12  E: -96.56  W: -96.56

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: BRUTSAERT, W.H.
Dataset Title: WIND PROFILE DATA: RADIOSONDE (FIFE)
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/139
Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=139&term2attribut...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-05-26
Stop Date: 1989-08-12


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > KANSAS


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
BALLOONS    [Information]


Instrument
RADIOSONDES    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
FIFE >First ISLSCP Field Experiment    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Keywords
EOSDIS
METEOROLOGY
ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICAL PROPERTIES


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://daac.ornl.gov/
Dataset ID: 139

Data Center Personnel
Name: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA


Personnel
WILFRED H. BRUTSAERT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (607) 255-3676
Email: whb at cornella.cit.cornell.edu
Contact Address:
Cornell University
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hollister Hall
City: Ithaca
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853-3501
Country: USA


ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1994-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-31

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