MADIS Radiosonde DatasetEntry ID: MADIS_RADIOSONDE
Abstract: Radiosondes are balloon-borne instruments that are carried aloft to measure
soundings of wind, temperature, moisture and geopotential height at different
atmospheric pressure levels. The synoptic observing programs of the United
States and other WMO countries typically provide one to four soundings per day
from stations spaced approximately 250 km apart over large land areas and 1000
km over sparsely populated and oceanic regions. The average continental U.S.
station separation is currently 315 km, and two observations are scheduled
daily (valid at 0000 and 1200 UTC).
The MADIS radiosonde dataset provides data from all stations in North America,
as well as observations from many other stations around the globe.
[Summary Extracted from the MADIS Homepage]
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: WMO, NOAA/NWS
Dataset Title: MADIS Radiosonde DatasetOnline Resource: http://madis.noaa.gov/madis_raob.html
Temporal Resolution: Hourly
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > SPECIFIC HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints You must be a registered MADIS user to access this data.
MADIS Data Application:
Use Constraints Please cite the dataset provider if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18