NOAA Profiler Network (NPN) Observations, 1992May-continuing
Entry ID: NCAR_DS359.0

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Summary
Abstract: The NOAA Profiler Network (NPN) has 35 unmanned Doppler Radar sites in 18 central US states and Alaska. They provide hourly vertical profiles of wind data. The hourly netCDF files disseminated from Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) of NOAA starting from May 1992 are archived in this dataset. It continues to be updated monthly. U and V wind components from 500m above ground level to 16.25km are recorded at every 250m increment. Several stations may have been moved or added. Problems of bird contamination are also reported. Flags are used to indicate the quality of data. Detailed description of NPN and recent data (of last 14 days) are available at FSL's NPN site [http://www.profiler.noaa.gov].

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section, Scientific Computing Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Dataset Title: NOAA Profiler Network (NPN) Observations, 1992May-continuing
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section, Scientific Computing Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Online Resource: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds359.0/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-05-14
Stop Date: 2006-04-30


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
WEATHER STATIONS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://rda.ucar.edu/
Dataset ID: 359.0

Data Center Personnel
Name: RDA HELP DESK
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: dssweb at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.



Distribution
Distribution_Size: 12.623 Gbytes

Distribution_Format: netCDF > NETwork Common Data Format


Personnel
CHI-FAN SHIH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303)-497-1833
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: chifan at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.


BOB DATTORE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303)-497-1825
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: dattore at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-23

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