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Australian Southern Hemisphere 500 Millibar Heights, June 1968 to August 1977


This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


This dataset contains 500 millibar heights for the Southern Hemisphere for the period June 1968 to August 1977. The grid has a resolution of 10 degrees in the longitudinal direction and 5 degrees in the latitudinal direction and covers the hemisphere from 15S to the South Pole.

The data were received from the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre.

Unless you have a special interest in this dataset, DSS recommends that you use one of our reanalysis datasets, such as ds090.0, because those are based on a more complete collection of observations, improved analysis methods, and are provided in a common modern format (GRIB).

Temporal Range:
1968-08 to 1977-06
Geopotential Height
Vertical Levels:
500 mbar
Temporal Frequencies:
Every 12 hours
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=15S Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Total Volume:
0 MB
Data Formats:
Binary (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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