ATMOS. PROFILE: STD. PRESS. LEVEL (FIFE)Entry ID: FIFE_BRUT_DRV
Abstract: The FIFE Standard Pressure Level Radiosonde Data Set provides a set of standard level profiles (i.e., 5 mb pressure intervals) from over 450 radiosonde balloon flights, which occurred every one to three hours (daylight hours) during the FIFE IFCs. This derived profile data were computed to 5 mb pressure intervals through simple linear interpolation means. An assumption exists that a linear ... interpolation scheme may be used with sufficient accuracy to assign meteorological values at 5 mb pressure levels. Some errors are introduced using this method. Several new variables were computed from the original FIFE Radiosonde Data and are included in this derived data set. U (east-west) and V (north-south) winds have been computed from wind speed and direction, and potential temperature has been computed from pressure and temperature. These new parameters are desirable for initial conditions in numerical models as well as forcing functions in models, or as verification and comparison of numerical model's results.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: BRUTSAERT, W.H.
Dataset Title: ATMOS. PROFILE: STD. PRESS. LEVEL (FIFE)
Dataset Release Date: 1994
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/14Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=14&term2attribute...
Start Date: 1987-05-26Stop Date: 1989-08-12
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Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (607) 255-3676
Email: whb at cornella.cit.cornell.edu
Cornell University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Hollister Hall
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853-3501
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1994-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-08