Datastream : SONDEWNPN

Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): Vaisala-processed winds, press., temp, &RH

Active Dates
1994.04.12 - 2016.02.09

Measurement Categories
Atmospheric State

Originating Instrument
Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE)


Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default.

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Measurement Units Variable
altitude meters above Mean Sea Level alt ( time )
Ascent Rate m/s asc ( time )
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Wind Direction deg deg ( time )
Dewpoint Temperature C dp ( time )
North latitude degrees lat ( time )
East longitude degree_E lon ( time )
Pressure hPa pres ( time )
Quality check results on field: Ascent Rate unitless qc_asc ( time )
Quality check results on field: Wind Direction unitless qc_deg ( time )
Quality check results on field: Dewpoint Temperature unitless qc_dp ( time )
Quality check results on field: Pressure unitless qc_pres ( time )
Quality check results on field: Relative Humidity unitless qc_rh ( time )
Quality check results on field: Dry Bulb Temperature unitless qc_tdry ( time )
Results of quality checks on sample time unitless qc_time ( time )
Quality check results on field: Eastward Wind Component unitless qc_u_wind ( time )
Quality check results on field: Northward Wind Component unitless qc_v_wind ( time )
Quality check results on field: Wind Speed unitless qc_wspd ( time )
Relative Humidity % rh ( time )
Dry Bulb Temperature C tdry ( time )
Time offset from midnight seconds since 2003-07-07 00:00:00 0:00 time ( time )
Time offset from base_time seconds since 2003-10-09 05:32:00 0:00 time_offset ( time )
Eastward Wind Component m/s u_wind ( time )
Northward Wind Component m/s v_wind ( time )
Wind Speed m/s wspd ( time )
Wind Status unitless wstat ( time )


Eastern North Atlantic
ENAC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
North Slope Alaska
NSAC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Barrow AK
NSAS01 Browse DataSupplemental 1
Southern Great Plains
SGPB1 Browse DataHillsboro, KS (Boundary) retired
SGPB4 Browse DataVici, OK (Boundary) retired
SGPB5 Browse DataMorris, OK (Boundary) retired
SGPB6 Browse DataPurcell, OK (Boundary) retired
SGPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
SGPE14 Browse DataLamont, OK (Extended, secondary) retired
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Manus I., PNG retired
TWPC2 Browse DataCentral Facility, Nauru Island retired
TWPC3 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia retired
ARM Mobile Facility
ACXM1 Browse DataOff the Coast of California - NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown; AMF2
AWRM1 Browse DataMcMurdo Station Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica; AMF2
FKBM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsBlack Forest, Germany retired
GANM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsGan Airport, Gan Island, Maldives; AMF2 retired
GRWM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal retired
HFEM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsShouxian, Anhui, China retired
MAGM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsLos Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit; AMF2 retired
MAOM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
NIMM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsNiamey, Niger retired
OLIM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsOlikiok Point, Alaska; AMF3
PGHM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsARIES Observatory, Nainital, Uttarkhand, India; AMF1 retired
PVCM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF1 retired
PYEM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsPoint Reyes, CA retired
SBSM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsSteamboat Springs CO, Valley Site; AMF2 retired
TMPM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsU. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AMF2
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location


Donna Holdridge
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-5148

Jenni Kyrouac
Argonne National Laboratory

Richard Coulter
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-5833