SAFARI 2000 UPPER AIR METEOROLOGICAL PROFILES, SKUKUZA, DRY SEASONS 1999-2000

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Originator: BARENBRUG, M.BILLMARK, K.A.PIKETH, S.J.ROSS, K.E.SWAP, R.J.
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: SAFARI 2000 UPPER AIR METEOROLOGICAL PROFILES, SKUKUZA, DRY SEASONS 1999-2000
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Publication_Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
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Online_Linkage: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=728&term2attribute=fileID
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Vaisala RS80 sondes were deployed from Skukuza Airport, South Africa, to collect atmospheric sounding profiles of temperature and moisture data from the surface to 30 km. These sonde launches were coordinated to augment the regional sounding network in the region during the SAFARI 2000 Dry Season Campaigns of 1999 and 2000. The radiosondes were launched from Skukuza Airport between August 14-September 3, 1999 and between August 24-September 23, 2000. The radiosonde instrument package RS80 measured the following meteorological parameters: pressure in hecto-Pascals (P), ambient temperature in degrees Celsius (T), and relative humidity in percentage (RH). A hydrostatic equation was applied to the recorded data, after error-checking, to calculate the output parameters: height above sea level in meters, dew point temperature in degrees Celsius, and q (g/kg) which is specific humidity in grams per kilogram.
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Beginning_Date: 19990814
Ending_Date: 20000923
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.593
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.593
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -24.969
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -24.969
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: BALLOONS
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: SAFARI 2000 > THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGIONAL SCIENCE INITIATIVE PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Skukuza
Theme_Keyword: Radiosonde
Theme_Keyword: Safari 2000
Theme_Keyword: South Africa
Theme_Keyword: Air Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Atmospheric Data
Theme_Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Specific Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Dewpoint Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Kroger National Park
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA
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Contact_Person: M. BARENBRUG
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Contact_Organization: ORNL_DAAC > THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)
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Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
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SAFARI 2000 UPPER AIR METEOROLOGICAL PROFILES, SKUKUZA, DRY SEASONS 1999-2000
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040913
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120417
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Contact_Person: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (865) 574-7447
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: uso@daac.ornl.gov
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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