NCEP ADP Global Upper Air Observational Weather Data, October 1999 - continuing

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| DOI: 10.5065/39C5-Z211
 
Abstract:

NCEP ADP Global Upper Air Observational Weather Data are composed of global upper air weather reports operationally collected by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). These include radiosondes, pibals and aircraft reports from the Global Telecommunications System (GTS), and satellite data from the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS). The reports can include pressure, geopotential height, air temperature, dew point temperature, wind direction and speed. Data may be available at up to 20 mandatory levels from 1000 millibars to 1 millibar, plus a few significant levels. Report intervals range from hourly to 12 hourly. These data are the primary input to the NCEP Global Data Assimilation System (GDAS), which is used to create the NCEP Final Tropospheric Analyses (FNL).

Full daily data can be downloaded in BUFR or LITTLE_R format. Spatial subsets decoded into ASCII can also be selected by latitude/longitude or station ID.

Temporal Range:
1999-09-30 to 2023-01-26 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Updates:
Daily
Variables:
Atmospheric Pressure Measurements Dew Point Temperature Geopotential Height Surface Winds
Upper Air Temperature Upper Level Winds
Vertical Levels:
See the detailed metadata for level information.
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/SSD
Satellite Services Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
 |  DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Total Volume:
16.69 TB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
WMO BUFR, LITTLE R
Related RDA Datasets:
 - 
Historical Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) Global Observational Data
 - 
NCEP ADP Global Upper Air and Surface Weather Observations (PREPBUFR format)
 - 
NMC B3 ADP Global Upper Air Observations, daily March 1962 to December 1972
 - 
NCEP ADP Operational Global Upper Air Observations, December 1972 - February 2007
 - 
Global Time Series Radiosonde Observations, daily from 1948
 - 
U.S. Controlled Time Series Radiosonde Observations, daily from 1948
 - 
Global (but spotty non-U.S.) Monthly Mean Radiosonde Observations, 1950-continuing
 - 
NCEP ADP Global Surface Observational Weather Data, October 1999 - continuing
 - 
NCEP GDAS Satellite Data 2004-continuing
More Details:
View a more detailed summary of the data, including specific date ranges and locations by parameter
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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