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Ramella Pralungo, Lorenzo; Haimberger, Leopold; Stickler, Alexander; Brönnimann, Stefan (2014): A global historical radiosondes and tracked balloons archive on standard pressure levels back to the 1920s, station list with links to various archives in NetCDF format. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.823609, In supplement to: Ramella Pralungo, Lorenzo; Haimberger, Leopold; Stickler, Alexander (2014): A global radiosonde and tracked balloon archive on 16 pressure levels (GRASP) back to 1905 - Part 1: Merging and interpolation to 00:00 and 12:00 GMT. Earth System Science Data, 6(1), 185-200, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-6-185-2014

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Dee, Dick P; Uppala, Sakari; Simmons, Adrian J; Berrisford, Paul; Poli, Paul; Kobayashi, Shinya; Andrae, U; Balmaseda, M A; Balsamo, G; Bauer, P; Bechtold, P; Beljaars, A C M; van de Berg, L; Bidlot, J; Bormann, N; Delsol, C; Dragani, R; Fuentes, Manuel; Geer, A J; Haimberger, Leopold; Healy, S B; Hersbach, Hans; Hólm, E V; Isaksen, L; Kållberg, Per; Köhler, M; Matricardi, M; McNally, A P; Monge-Sanz, B M; Morcrette, J-J; Park, Byong-Kwon; Peubey, C; de Rosnay, P; Tavolato, C; Thépaut, J-N; Vitart, F (2011): The ERA-Interim reanalysis: configuration and performance of the data assimilation system. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137(656), 553-597, https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.828
Durre, Imke; Vose, Russell S; Wuertz, David B (2006): Overview of the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive. Journal of Climate, 19(1), 53-68, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI3594.1
Stickler, Alexander; Brönnimann, Stefan; Jourdain, Sylvie; Roucaute, Eméline; Sterin, Alexander M; Nikolaev, Dmitrii; Valente, Maria Antónia; Wartenburger, Richard; Hersbach, Hans; Ramella Pralungo, Lorenzo; Dee, Dick P (2014): ERA-CLIM Historical Upper-Air Data 1900-1972. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.821222
Stickler, Alexander; Grant, A N; Ewen, T; Ross, T F; Vose, Russell S; Comeaux, J; Bessemoulin, P; Jylhä, K; Adam, Wolfgang K; Jeannet, P; Nagurny, A; Sterin, Alexander M; Allan, Rob; Compo, G P; Griesser, T; Brönnimann, Stefan (2010): The Comprehensive Historical Upper-Air Network. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91(6), 741-751, https://doi.org/10.1175/2009bams2852.2.s1
Uppala, Sakari; Kållberg, Per; Simmons, Adrian J; Andrae, U; Bechtold, P; Fiorino, M; Gibson, J K; Haseler, J; Hernandez, A; Kelly, G A; LI, X; Onogi, K; Saarinen, S; Sokka, N; Allan, R P; Andersson, E; Arpe, K; Balmaseda, M A; Beljaars, A C M; van de Berg, L; Bidlot, J; Bormann, N; Caires, S; Chevallier, Frédéric; Dethof, A; Dragosavac, M; Fisher, M; Fuentes, Manuel; Hagemann, S; Hólm, E V; Hoskins, B J; Isaksen, L; Janssen, P A E M; Jenne, Roy; McNally, A P; Mahfouf, J-F; Morcrette, J-J; Rayner, Nick A; Saunders, R W; Simon, P; Sterl, Andreas; Trenberth, Kevin E; Untch, A; Vasiljevic, D; Viterbo, P; Woollen, J (2005): The ERA-40 re-analysis. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 131(612), 2961-3012, https://doi.org/10.1256/qj.04.176
Wartenburger, Richard; Stickler, Alexander; Brönnimann, Stefan (in prep.): A novel physics-based adjustment of upper-air temperature and geopotential height.
Funding:
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), grant/award no. 265229: European Reanalysis of Global Climate Observations
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 26.368650 * Median Longitude: 12.594960 * South-bound Latitude: -90.000000 * West-bound Longitude: -179.480000 * North-bound Latitude: 82.500000 * East-bound Longitude: 179.320000
Minimum ORDINAL NUMBER: 1 * Maximum ORDINAL NUMBER: 3236
Event(s):
NO_WMO_100145 * Latitude: 42.100000 * Longitude: -102.800000 * Elevation: 1198.0 m * Location: United States of America * Method/Device: Weather station/meteorological observation (WST)
NO_WMO_100158 * Latitude: 33.470000 * Longitude: -82.030000 * Elevation: 134.0 m * Location: United States of America * Method/Device: Weather station/meteorological observation (WST)
NO_WMO_100231 * Latitude: 39.820000 * Longitude: -82.930000 * Elevation: 230.0 m * Location: United States of America * Method/Device: Weather station/meteorological observation (WST)
Parameter(s):
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1ORDINAL NUMBEROrd NoGeocode
2Event labelEvent
3Optional event labelEvent 2
4Location of eventLocation
5Latitude of eventLatitude
6Longitude of eventLongitude
7Elevation of eventElevationm
8Duration, number of daysDurationdaystemperature profiles
9DateDatefirst temperature observation
10DateDatelast temperature observation
11Duration, number of daysDurationdayswind profiles
12DateDatefirst wind observation
13DateDatelast wind observation
14Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileRamella Pralungo, Lorenzomerged radiosonde/pilot archive (this work)
15Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileRamella Pralungo, Lorenzomerged wind adjustments archive (this work)
16Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileECMWF ERA-Interim radiosonde input data (Dee et al. 2011)
17Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileECMWF ERA-Interim tracked balloon input data (Dee et al. 2011)
18Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileECMWF ERA-40 radiosonde input data (Uppala et al. 2005)
19Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileECMWF ERA-40 tracked balloon input data (Uppala et al. 2005)
20Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileNOAA Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA) input data (Durre et al. 2006, updated until 2012)
21Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileCHUAN version 1.7 archive (Stickler et al. 2010; Wartenburger et al. 2014)
22Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileERA-CLIM historical upper-air (ECUD) archive (Stickler et al. 2014)
Size:
32341 data points

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