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MADIS Radiosonde Dataset

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Originator: WMO, NOAA/NWS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: MADIS Radiosonde Dataset
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Online_Linkage: https://madis.ncep.noaa.gov/madis_raob.shtml
Description:
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. [Summary Extracted from the MADIS Homepage]
Purpose:
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Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > SPECIFIC HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: Madis
Theme_Keyword: NULL
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Hourly
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.
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: MADIS_RADIOSONDE
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://madis.ncep.noaa.gov/madis_raob.shtml
Access_Instructions:
Access the MADIS Radiosonde Dataset.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://madis.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Access all MADIS data.
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://gcmd.nasa.gov/getserf.htm?UNIDATA_NETCDF
Access_Instructions:
View MADIS files using the Unidata NetCDF Tool.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050105
Metadata_Review_Date: 20170823
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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