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König-Langlo, Gert (2016): Upper air soundings during POLARSTERN cruise PS100 (ARK-XXX/2). Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.868252

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Median Latitude: 78.837683 * Median Longitude: -8.113780 * South-bound Latitude: 74.900000 * West-bound Longitude: -19.790000 * North-bound Latitude: 80.860000 * East-bound Longitude: 12.620000
Date/Time Start: 2016-07-20T11:18:00 * Date/Time End: 2016-09-04T10:56:00
Comment:
The upper air soundings are normally performed once a day to measure vertical profiles of air pressure, temperature, relative humidity and the wind vector. Helium filled balloons (TOTEX 600 g, 800 g) were used to carry Vaisala RS92-SGPW radiosondes. Whenever possible, the launches were performed about 10 UTC. Condensed measurements (TEMP Format FM-35, BUFR) were transferred without delay into the Global Telecommunication System GTS were they contribute for the world wide weather forecasts. The profile data were taken every 5-10 seconds which result in a vertical profile resolution of about 25-50 meter. The profiles start at the helideck 10 m above sea level and terminate at the burst level of the balloons, normally at heights between 25 and 37 km.
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