U.S. Upper Air Rawinsonde (DSI-5810)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00183
Abstract: U.S. Upper Air Rawinsonde is historical digital data set DSI-5810, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Data are of two types: thermodynamic data (TDAT) and minute wind direction and speed (WDAT). Major parameters in 'TDAT' are station id, observation id, elapsed time of data levels, pressure height, temperature, moisture, equipment performance and ship position (if applicable). Major parameters in 'WDAT' are station id, observation id, wind direction and speeds for each available minute of winds aloft data. Unique ship numbers which were established by NCDC are included in these data.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: U.S. Upper Air Rawinsonde (DSI-5810)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1982-01-01Stop Date: 1983-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > STATION HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > TROPOPAUSE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > BOUNDARY LAYER TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > INVERSION HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR PROFILES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > FLIGHT LEVEL WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND PROFILES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The quality of these data are considered very good. 'TDAT' has a few instances where the height data may be incorrect. Corrections may be computed from the pressure, temperature, and moisture using the hydrostatic equation. 'WDAT' total times may occasionally be incorrect.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Not derived from another data set.
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
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
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Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20