V1 was available from 7 June 2011 to 4 October 2016.
Latest version available on 5 October 2016 at https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/hydro
The DC-8 dropsonde system uses an integrated, highly accurate, GPS-located atmospheric profiling dropsonde, which measures and records current atmospheric conditions in a vertical column below the aircraft. The dropsonde instrument is ejected from a tube in the underside of the DC8 aircraft. As the dropsonde floats to the surface on a parachute, it continuously measures and transmits via a 400 MHz meteorological band telemetry link, pressure, temperature and relative humidity, as well as GPS-based wind formation data, to the receiving system onboard the aircraft. Data was collected for the GRIP campaign from 17 Aug 2010 to 22 Sep 2010. Version 2 was not public.
GRIP Dropsonde data has been removed due to a dry-bias error. Corrections have been made in V3. More information can be found at: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_details/inactive_docs/gripdrop1/Tech_Note_Dropsonde_Dry_Bias_20160527_v1.3.pdf
Heymsfield, Gerald M. 2011. GRIP DC-8 Dropsonde [indicate subset used]. Dataset available from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A.Click here for the citation in RIS format.
|Collections:||GRIP Products, Hurricane Science|
|Terms:||ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR, ATMOSPHERIC WINDS|
Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.
|Temporal resolution:||Multiple files/day|
|Guide:||Available upon request|
The home page for the project or program which sponsored the dataset
NCAR UCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) Avaps Dropsonde System
|DOI for V1:||http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GRIP/DROPSONDE/DATA201
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