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Entry ID: gripdrop

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 instrument is ejected from a tube in the underside of the DC8 aircraft. As the dropsonde floats to the surface on a parachute, it continuously measures and transmits via a 400 MHz meteorological band telemetry link, pressure, temperature and relative humidity, as well as GPS-based wind formation data, to the receiving system onboard the aircraft. Data was collected for the GRIP campaign from 17 Aug 2010 to 22 Sep 2010.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 0.0   E: 0.0   W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-08-17
Stop Date: 2010-09-22
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Multiple files/day
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-06-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27