Rawinsonde 6-Second Data (DSI-6211)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00380

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Summary
Abstract: Rawinsonde 6-Second Data is digital data set DSI-6211, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This data set contains radiosonde data. High resolution 6-second data has been received at NCDC since April 1995 and archived as digital data set DSI-9948, Six-second Upper Air Data. The requirement to include the U and V components of wind has initiated this data set, DSI-6211. The software to convert DSI-9948 to DSI-6211 was provided by the Joint Office of Science Support (JOSS) of the Office of Programs of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The software did a format conversion as well as made some improvements to data calculations. DSI-6211 has data from 1998 to the present. Geographic coverage is the United States of America including Alaska and Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, US territories in the Pacific, and nations in the Pacific hosting offices of the US National Weather Service (NWS). Major parameters deal with a typical radiosonde release and are time, pressure, dry bulb temperature, dew point temperature, relative humidity, U component of wind, V component of wind, wind speed, wind direction, ascension rate, longitude, latitude, elevation and azimuth, altitude and various quality codes for each parameter.

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).


Geographic Coverage
 N: 72.0 S: -15.0  E: -60.0  W: 130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Rawinsonde 6-Second Data (DSI-6211)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > VIRGIN ISLANDS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > GUAM
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > MARSHALL ISLANDS
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > PALAU


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 6 Seconds


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
RADIOSONDES    [Information]


Instrument
DEWPOINT HYDROMETERS    [Information]
HUMIDITY SENSORS    [Information]
RAWINSONDES    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown


Access Constraints
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
PUERTO RICO
VIRGIN ISLANDS
GUAM
MARSHALL ISLANDS
MICRONESIA
PALAU
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-6211 ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


Personnel
NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21

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