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[IDV #LCJ-498884]: Archive sounding data?



> > Hello,
> >
> > I am trying to look for archived sounding data for 2011.
> > Is there any data in the IDV Catalog that can provide me with archived
> > sounding data for 2011, specifically for Lamont, Oklahoma?
> > I am looking for 6 hourly sounding data (00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z).
> >
> > If not, how can I read in archived sounding data into the IDV from this
> > particular site...
> > http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair/sounding.html
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Vanessa V.
> 
> Vanessa,
> There are two kind of sounding data can be loaded into IDV, one is ascii 
> format, and the other is netCDF. The nc format will be available in the 
> motherlode TDS server in the near future. The ascii format is call CMA 
> format, CMA is the Chinese Meterological Administration. Here is a rough 
> description of cma format:
> 
> Year, Month, Day, Hour, NumObs
> st_num lat(deg) lon(deg) alt(m)
> pr(hPa) hh(m) temp(degC) td(degC) wind_d(deg) wind_s(m/s)
> 
> missing value is 99999.90
> 
> So, which option fits you better? Maybe none.
> 
> 
> Yuan
> 
> >

Vanessa,

You can find the archived sounding data here:

http://rucsoundings.noaa.gov/

If you click on the word RAOB, you can get output in netCDF.  


Yuan
> > --
> > Vanessa Vincente
> > M.S. Student
> > Department of Atmospheric Science
> > Colorado State University
> >
> >
> 


Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: LCJ-498884
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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