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Name Template: PUB/MISSION/level1a/rsonde/rsonde_YYYY.DDD.HH.MM.UUUU_nc

DDDDay of year
HHHour
MISSIONMission ID (eight characters or less--champ, champrt, sacc, sacctst, etc)
MMMinute
PUBBase directory for the pub hierarchy
UUUUDuration of file in minutes
YYYYYear

Radio sonde data from NCAR mass store, dataset 353.4. The original data are stored in NCEP Office note 29 format but the CDAAC data files are converted to netCDF format upon copying to CDAAC.

Grid Data


P_sigt

  • Description:Pressure - Significant Levels wrt T or RH
  • Data Type: double
  • Units: hectopascals
  • Valid Range: 0, 1500
  • Missing Value: -9999

TD_man

  • Description:Dew Point - Mandatory Levels
  • Data Type: double
  • Units: celsius
  • Valid Range: -100, 100
  • Missing Value: -9999

T_man

  • Description:Temperature - Mandatory Levels
  • Data Type: double
  • Units: celsius
  • Valid Range: -100, 100
  • Missing Value: -9999

elevation

  • Description:Elevation of station above sea level
  • Data Type: double
  • Units: meters

num_mant

  • Description:Number of Mandatory Levels
  • Data Type: double
  • Valid Range: 0, 50
  • Missing Value: 0

lat

  • Description:Latitude
  • Data Type: double
  • Valid Range: -90, 90
  • Missing Value: -9999

Z_man

  • Description:Geopotential - Mandatory Levels
  • Data Type: double
  • Units: meters
  • Valid Range: -150, 50000
  • Missing Value: -9999

P_man

  • Description:Pressure - Mandatory Levels
  • Data Type: double
  • Units: hectopascals
  • Valid Range: 0, 1500
  • Missing Value: -9999

T_sigt

  • Description:Temperature - Significant Levels wrt T or RH
  • Data Type: double
  • Units: celsius
  • Valid Range: -100, 100
  • Missing Value: -9999

idn

  • Description:WMO Numeric Station ID
  • Data Type: double
  • Valid Range: 0, 99999

num_sigt

  • Description:Number of Significant Levels wrt T
  • Data Type: double
  • Valid Range: 0, 50
  • Missing Value: 0

TD_sigt

  • Description:Dew Point - Significant Levels wrt T or RH
  • Data Type: double
  • Units: celsius
  • Valid Range: -100, 100
  • Missing Value: -9999

inst_type

  • Description:Instrument type (see NCEP Office Note 29, table R.2b)
  • Data Type: double

lon

  • Description:Longitude
  • Data Type: double
  • Valid Range: -180, 180
  • Missing Value: -9999