MADIS Radiosonde Dataset
Entry ID: MADIS_RADIOSONDE

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Summary
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.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: WMO, NOAA/NWS
Dataset Title: MADIS Radiosonde Dataset
Online Resource: http://madis.noaa.gov/madis_raob.html
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Hourly
Platform
RADIOSONDES Ancillary Description
Instrument
RADIOSONDES Ancillary Description
Access Constraints You must be a registered MADIS user to access this data.

MADIS Data Application:
http://madis.noaa.gov/
Use Constraints Please cite the dataset provider if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
Global Systems Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://esrl.noaa.gov/gsd/
Dataset ID: MADIS Radiosonde Dataset

Data Center Personnel
Name: MADIS SUPPORT
Email: madis-support at noaa.gov
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: madis-support at noaa.gov
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-21
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