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Entry ID: namdrop

Abstract: The DC-8 dropsonde system uses an integrated, highly accurate, GPS-located atmospheric profiling dropsonde, which measures and records current atmospheric conditions in a vertical column below the aircraft. The dropsonde, also known as dropwindsonde or parachute radiosonde, is a small, lightweight (less than 1 lb) cylindrical instrument that falls freely through the atmosphere, slowed somewhat by a small inflatable parachute.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: -5.0   E: 10.0   W: -50.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-08-07
Stop Date: 2006-09-12
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: DAILY
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27