SAFARI 2000 UPPER AIR METEOROLOGICAL PROFILES, SOUTH AFRICA, DRY SEASON 2000
Entry ID: s2k_met_profile

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Summary
Abstract: The University of Wyoming has a series of balloonborne radiosonde measurements from all around the world, from the surface to 30 km. This data set contains upper air meteorological profiles from 594 radiosonde launches deployed from sites in South Africa. These sonde launches were made to augment the regional sounding network in the region during the SAFARI 2000 Dry Season Campaign of 2000.Vaisala RS80 sondes were launched from nine sites in South Africa between August 1, 2000 and September 30, 2000. The launch sites were Pietersburg (changed to Polokwane after 2000), Pretoria (Irene), Bethlehem, Springbok, De Aar, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, and Gough Island. The parameters measured by the radiosonde instruments include: pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and wind direction.

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Description: SAFARI 2000 UPPER AIR METEOROLOGICAL PROFILES, SOUTH AFRICA, DRY SEASON 2000


Geographic Coverage
 N: -24.0 S: -41.0  E: 31.0  W: -10.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
Dataset Title: SAFARI 2000 UPPER AIR METEOROLOGICAL PROFILES, SOUTH AFRICA, DRY SEASON 2000
Dataset Release Date: 2004
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/729
Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=729&term2attribut...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-08-01
Stop Date: 2000-09-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [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]
SAFARI 2000 >The Southern African Regional Science Initiative Project    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Keywords
EOSDIS
WIND SPEED
RADIOSONDE
SAFARI 2000
MIXING RATIO
AIR PRESSURE
WIND DIRECTION
AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERIC DATA
RELATIVE HUMIDITY
DEWPOINT TEMPERATURE
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING


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: 729

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
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 307-766-3245
Contact Address:
Dept 3083
1000 E. University Ave
City: Laramie
Province or State: WY
Postal Code: 82071
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: 2004-09-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-04-17

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