Measurement : Horizontal wind

The horizontal wind in terms of either speed and direction, or the zonal (u) and meridional (v) components.

Categories
Atmospheric State

Instruments

The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes.

  • ARM Instruments
    • SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System
    • CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems
    • ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System
    • DISDROMETER : Impact Disdrometer
    • ISSSONDE : Integrated Sounding System
    • AOSMET : Meteorological Measurements associated with the Aerosol Observing System
    • MMCR : Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar
    • SODAR : Mini Sound Detection and Ranging
    • RWP : Radar Wind Profiler
    • 50RWP : Radar Wind Profiler (50 MHz)
    • MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation
    • SMET : Surface Meteorological Instruments for TWP
    • SMOS : Surface Meteorological Observation System Instruments for SGP
    • METTWR : Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at NSA
    • THWAPS : Temperature, Humidity, Wind and Pressure Sensors
    • TPS : Total Precipitation Sensor
    • SONICWIND : ultrasonic wind sensor
  • External Instruments
    • ISSRWP : 915RWP Derived Data with Sonde at Altitude
    • ACARS : Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System
    • SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System
    • ETA : Eta Model Runs
    • ECMWFDIAG : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Diagnostic Analyses
    • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data
    • ISSSONDE : Integrated Sounding System
    • KSUMESO : Kansas State University Mesonet
    • MAPS : Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction System
    • MOLTS : Model Output Location Time Series
    • NOAASURF : NOAA Surface Meteorology Data, collected by NWS and NCDC
    • NCEPGFS : National Centers for Environment Prediction Global Forecast System
    • NWSUPA : National Weather Service Upper Air Measurements
    • OKM : Oklahoma Mesonet
    • RUC : Rapid Update Cycle Model Data
    • TAO : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean from Buoys
    • WPDN : Wind Profiler Demo Network
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • ISSRWP : 915RWP Derived Data with Sonde at Altitude
    • CESSNA-404-ARA : Airborne Research Australia Cessna 404
    • ARA-DIMONA : Airborne Research Australia Dimona Aircraft Laser Altimeter and Fluxes
    • AIRCRAFTCABIN : Aircraft Cabin Parameters (e.g. attitude, motion, ambient state)
    • ANEMOMETER : Anemometer
    • SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System
    • CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems
    • VARANAL : Constrained Variational Analysis
    • ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System
    • EC-CONVAIR580-BULK : Environment Canada Convair 580 Bulk Parameters
    • ETA : Eta Model Runs
    • ECMWFDIAG : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Diagnostic Analyses
    • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data
    • G-1 : Gulfstream
    • HOP : Helicopter Observation Platform
    • DISDROMETER : Impact Disdrometer
    • MIRAI : JAMSTEC Research Vessel Mirai
    • MERGED-COMMON : Merged data- common timestamp
    • MMCR : Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar
    • SODAR : Mini Sound Detection and Ranging
    • DC8-NASA : NASA DC-8
    • SONDE-CLASS : NCAR CLASS Sounding System
    • RONBROWN : NOAA Research Vessel Ron Brown
    • NOAASURF : NOAA Surface Meteorology Data, collected by NWS and NCDC
    • SYNOPTIC-MAPS : National Climatic Data Center Synoptic Maps
    • NRC-CONVAIR580 : National Research Council - Canada CONVAIR 580
    • ISLAND-GUEST-INSTRUMENTS : Nauru Island guest instruments
    • O3SONDE : Ozone Sonde, from Fall 1995 IOP
    • PARSL : PNNL's Atmospheric Remote Sensing Laboratory
    • RWP : Radar Wind Profiler
    • 50RWP : Radar Wind Profiler (50 MHz)
    • SOAR : Shipboard Oceanographic and Atmospheric Radiation
    • SFCFLUX : Surface Flux
    • MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation
    • TETHERSONDE-CM : Tethersonde With Chilled Mirror
    • SFCMETUMIAMI : University of Miami Surface Meteorology
    • CITATION : University of North Dakota Citation Aircraft
    • WRF-CHEM : Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Output

Value-Added Products

  • ARMBE : ARM Best Estimate Data Products (Process)
    • ARMBEATM : ARMBE: Atmospheric measurements
  • INTERPSONDE : Interpolated Sonde (Process)
  • MERGESONDE : Merged Sounding (Process)
    • MERGESONDE1MACE : Merged Sounding profiles derived with first Mace algorithm
    • MERGESONDE2MACE : Merged Sounding profiles derived with second Mace algorithm
  • SONDEADJUST : Sonde Adjust (Process)
  • SSMI : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (Process)
    • SSMI10 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 10
    • SSMI11 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 11
    • SSMI13 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 13
    • SSMI14 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 14
    • SSMI15 : Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I): Satellite 15

Datastreams

  • OKM : Oklahoma Mesonet Datastreams
    • 05OKM : Oklahoma Mesonet (OKM): 5-min averages, meteorological data from 111 stations
  • WPDN : Wind Profiler Demo Network Datastreams
    • 06FSLWPDNMET : Wind Profiler Demo Network (WPDN): 6-min meteorological data
    • 06FSLWPDNRASS : Wind Profiler Demo Network (WPDN): 6-min RASS data
    • 60FSLWPDNMET : Wind Profiler Demo Network (WPDN): meteorology data, 60-min
    • 60FSLWPDNRASS : Wind Profiler Demo Network (WPDN): RASS data, 60-min
    • 60WPDNSURF : Wind Profiler Demo Network (WPDN): surface meterology data, 60-min
    • 60WPDNWNDS : Wind Profiler Demo Network (WPDN): 60-minute consensus average wind components
  • TAO : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean from Buoys Datastreams
    • 10TAOMET165E0N : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 0 N, 10-min avg
    • 10TAOMET165E2N : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 2 N, 10-min avg
    • 10TAOMET165E2S : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 2 S, 10-min avg
    • 10TAOMET165E5N : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 5 N, 10-min avg
    • 10TAOMET165E5S : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 5 S, 10-min avg
    • 10TAOMET165E8N : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 8 N, 10-min avg
    • 10TAOMET165E8S : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 8 S, 10-min avg
  • RWP : Radar Wind Profiler Datastreams
    • 1290BSRWPWINDAVG : 1290-MHz Beam-Steered Radar Wind Profiler: Wind and Moment Averages
    • 1290RWPPRECIPCON : 1290-MHz Radar Wind Profiler, precipitation consensus data
    • 1290RWPPRECIPMOM : 1290-MHz Radar Wind Profiler, precipitation moments data
    • 1290RWPPRECIPSPEC : 1290-MHz Radar Wind Profiler, precipitation spectra data
    • 1290RWPWINDCON : 1290-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP1290): wind consensus data
    • 915ISSRWPWINDCON : Derived: wind data from the 915RWP (consensus) and sonde, at altitude
    • 915RWPHIWINDCON : 915-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP915): high power, wind consensus data
    • 915RWPLOWINDCON : 915-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP915): low power, consensus wind data
    • 915RWPWIND : 915-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP915): wind profile data
    • 915RWPWINDCON : 915-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP915): wind consensus data
  • SMOS : Surface Meteorological Observation System Instruments for SGP Datastreams
    • 1440SMOS : Surface Met Observation Station (SMOS): daily minimum/maximum data, with times
    • 1SMOS : Surface Meteorological Observation Station (SMOS): 1-minute averaged data
    • 30SMOS : Surface Meteorological Observation Station (SMOS): 30-min averaged data
  • CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems Datastreams
    • 30CO2FLX25M : Eddy Correlation CO2 Flux Data: 25 m samples, 30-min stats
    • 30CO2FLX4M : Eddy Correlation CO2 Flux Data: 4 m samples, 30-min stats
    • 30CO2FLX4MMET : Eddy Correlation CO2 Flux Data: 4 m samples, meteorological data, 30-min stats
    • 30CO2FLX60M : Eddy Correlation CO2 Flux Data: 60 m samples, 30-min avg
  • 50RWP : Radar Wind Profiler (50 MHz) Datastreams
    • 50RWPWIND : 50-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP50): wind profile data
    • 50RWPWINDCON : 50-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP50): consensus wind data
  • KSUMESO : Kansas State University Mesonet Datastreams
    • 60KSUMESO : Kansas Mesonet (High Plains Climate Center): surface met. & radiation data, 60-min
  • NOAASURF : NOAA Surface Meteorology Data, collected by NWS and NCDC Datastreams
    • 60NWSSURF : National Weather Service (NWS) surface meteorology data: 60-minute averages
  • ISSRWP : 915RWP Derived Data with Sonde at Altitude Datastreams
    • 915ISSRWPWINDCON : Derived: wind data from the 915RWP (consensus) and sonde, at altitude
  • ACARS : Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System Datastreams
    • ACARS : ARINC ACARS: wind and temperature data from commercial aircraft (ARINC Communications, Addressing, and Reporting System)
  • MAPS : Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction System Datastreams
    • ALLMAPS60 : Mesoscale Analy. and Prediction Sys., 60 km grid covering North Am. continent
    • MAPS60 : Mesoscale Analy. and Prediction Sys.: 60 km grid covering Southern Great Plains
  • RUC : Rapid Update Cycle Model Data Datastreams
    • ALLRUC20HYBR : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: hybrid analysis data, 20-km resolution
    • ALLRUC20ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: isobaric main analysis data, 20-km resolution
    • ALLRUC40HYBR : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: hybrid analyisis data, 40 km resolution
    • ALLRUC40ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: isobaric main analysis data, 40-km resolution
    • ALLRUC60 : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: output, 60 km resolution
    • FSLRUC60 : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: FSL output, 60 km resolution
    • RUC20HYBR : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: daily hybrid analysis data, 20 km resolution
    • RUC20ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: daily isobaric analysis data, 20 km resolution
    • RUC60 : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: output, 60 km grid covering Southern Great Plains
    • SYNRUC20ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: isobaric output, 20 km grid, averaged to 40 km
  • AOSMET : Meteorological Measurements associated with the Aerosol Observing System Datastreams
    • AOSMET : AOS: aerosol-based meteorology data
  • ECMWFDIAG : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Diagnostic Analyses Datastreams
    • ECMWFSFCE : ECMWF: near-surface and surface variables (extra), entire coverage, 1-hr avg
    • ECMWFTEN : ECMWF: total and physical tendencies for met and cloud vars, entire coverage, 1-hr avg
    • ECMWFVAR : ECMWF: model met. and cloud variables at altitude, entire coverage, 1-hr avg
  • ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data Datastreams
    • ECMWFSURF : ECMWF: surface measurement, entire coverage
    • ECMWFUPA : ECMWF: upper air measurement, entire coverage
  • ISSSONDE : Integrated Sounding System Datastreams
    • ISSSONDE10S : Integrated Sounding System (ISS): meteorological data vertical profile, 10-s resolution
  • SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System Datastreams
    • ISSSONDE10S : Integrated Sounding System (ISS): meteorological data vertical profile, 10-s resolution
    • SONDE : Balloon-borne Sounding System (BBSS): meterological data profile
    • SONDEWNPN : Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): Vaisala-processed winds, press., temp, &RH
    • SONDEWNPR : Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): Vaisala winds, research press., temp, &RH
    • SONDEWRPN : Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): research winds, Vaisala press., temp, &RH
    • SONDEWRPR : Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): research-mode winds, presssure, temp, &RH
  • MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation Datastreams
    • MARINEMET : ARM-standard Meteorological Instrumentation, Marine
    • MET : ARM-standard Meteorological Instrumentation at Surface
  • METTWR : Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at NSA Datastreams
    • METTIPTWR : Ten Meter Tower: meteorological data, 2 & 6 m, 1-min avg
    • METTWR : Forty Meter Tower: meteorological data, 2, 10, 20, & 40 m, 1-min avg
  • MOLTS : Model Output Location Time Series Datastreams
    • MOLTSEDASSFCCLASS0 : Model Output Loc. Time Ser. (MOLTS): EDAS meteor. analy., basic surface, params, stations
    • MOLTSEDASSFCCLASS1 : Model Output Loc. Time Ser. (MOLTS): EDAS meteor. analy., enhanced surface, params, stations
    • MOLTSEDASSNDCLASS0 : Model Output Loc. Time Ser. (MOLTS): EDAS meteor. analy., basic soundings, params, stations
    • MOLTSEDASSNDCLASS1 : Model Output Loc. Time Ser. (MOLTS): EDAS meteor. analy., enhances soundings, params, stations
  • NCEPGFS : National Centers for Environment Prediction Global Forecast System Datastreams
    • NCEPGFSATKFLX : NCEP GFS: flux variables at Atqasuk
    • NCEPGFSATKPPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard pressures, at Atqasuk
    • NCEPGFSATKSPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at sigma layers, at Atqasuk
    • NCEPGFSATKZPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard heights, at Atqasuk
    • NCEPGFSBRWFLX : NCEP GFS: flux variables at Barrow
    • NCEPGFSBRWPPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard pressures, at Barrow
    • NCEPGFSBRWSPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at sigma layers, at Barrow
    • NCEPGFSBRWZPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard heights, at Barrow
    • NCEPGFSDARFLX : NCEP GFS: flux variables at Darwin
    • NCEPGFSDARPPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard pressures, at Darwin
    • NCEPGFSDARSPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at sigma layers, at Darwin
    • NCEPGFSDARZPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard heights, at Darwin
    • NCEPGFSFLX : NCEP GFS: flux variables
    • NCEPGFSMANFLX : NCEP GFS: flux variables at Manus
    • NCEPGFSMANPPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard pressures, at Manus
    • NCEPGFSMANSPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at sigma layers, at Manus
    • NCEPGFSMANZPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard heights, at Manus
    • NCEPGFSNAUFLX : NCEP GFS: surface variables at Nauru
    • NCEPGFSNAUPPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard pressures, at Nauru
    • NCEPGFSNAUSPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at sigma layers, at Nauru
    • NCEPGFSNAUZPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard heights, at Nauru
    • NCEPGFSPPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard pressures
    • NCEPGFSSPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at sigma layers
    • NCEPGFSZPROF : NCEP GFS: vertical profiles of met quantities at standard heights
  • NWSUPA : National Weather Service Upper Air Measurements Datastreams
    • NWSUPA1S : NWS profiles with 1-second resolution
    • NWSUPA6S : NWS profiles with 6-second resolution
  • SMET : Surface Meteorological Instruments for TWP Datastreams
    • SMET60S : Surface Meteorology (SMET) station: 60-second meterological data
  • SODAR : Mini Sound Detection and Ranging Datastreams
    • SODAR : Mini Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR)
  • SONICWIND : ultrasonic wind sensor Datastreams
    • SONICWIND2D : Horizontal wind speed and direction from ultrasonic wind sensor (Vaisala WS425), 2m above ground on Barrow MET tower
  • THWAPS : Temperature, Humidity, Wind and Pressure Sensors Datastreams
    • THWAPS : Temperature, humidity, winds and pressure system (THWAPS): meterological data
  • TPS : Total Precipitation Sensor Datastreams
    • TPS : Total Precipitation Sensor
  • TWR : Facility-specific multi-level Meteorological Instrumentation Datastreams
    • TWR : Facility-specific multi-level Meteorological Instrumentation, e.g. Tower Temperature and Humidity