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ERA-40 Global Upper Air Radiosonde Observation Feedback Record Reports

| DOI: 10.5065/D66T0JN6

ERA-40 Global Upper Air Radiosonde Observation Feedback Record Reports include 6 hourly upper air radiosonde observation (RAOB) feedback record reports from RAOBs used in the ECMWF 45-year reanalysis (ERA-40) covering the period from September 1957 to August 2002. RAOBs, from multiple data sources, were assimilated into an ECMWF model and produced ERA-40. Select variables found in the reports include temperature, pressure, height, relative humidity, specific humidity, zonal wind, and meridional wind speed components. Data may be available at mandatory or significant levels from 1000 millibars to 1 millibars. The metadata generated during the ERA-40 quality control data assimilation process were appended to the input observations. The final combination of input observations and feedback metadata are called feedback record reports.

Temporal Range:
1957-09-01 to 2002-08-31
Atmospheric Pressure Measurements Dew Point Temperature Geopotential Height Humidity
Upper Air Temperature Upper Level Winds
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface Tropopause level 1000 mbar 925 mbar
850 mbar 700 mbar 500 mbar 300 mbar
200 mbar 50 mbar
Temporal Frequencies:
Every 6 hours , Every 12 hours
Data Types:
Location ,  Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Total Volume:
407.77 GB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Related RDA Datasets:
ERA-40 Global Land Surface Observation Feedback Record Reports
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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