Metadata Updated: August 9, 2018

The TCSP TICOSONDE-AURA 2005 dataset consists of 4 soundings per day (00, 06, 12, and 18 UT) launched from Juan Santamaria International Airport, WMO station 78762, latitude 10 degrees N and 84.2 degrees W. The launch program began at 00 UT on 16 June 2005 and ended 00 UT 24 August 2005. With a very few exceptions, the sondes were Vaiasala model RS92-SGP and the ground station was a DigiCORA MW11 equipped for GPS wind-finding and upgraded for RS92 telemetry. A small number of ascents were made with RS90-AG and RS80-15G sondes. Most ascents were done with 500-g latex balloons filled with hydrogen. Exceptions included 24 ascents at 06 and 18UT in July that were piggybacked on a larger payload consisting of the University of Colorado Cryogenic Frostpoint Hygrometer (CFH) and an ECC ozonesonde. Median termination altitude for all ascents was approximately 26 km. Data were recorded at the maximum MW11 sample rate of one every two seconds. The TCSP mission collected data for research and documentation of cyclogenesis, the interaction of temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind and air pressure that creates ideal birthing conditions for tropical storms, hurricanes and related phenomena. The goal of this mission was to help us better understand how hurricanes and other tropical storms are formed and intensify.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018
Unique Identifier C1808-GHRC
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Bureau Code 026:00
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2006-03-22T09:57:34.000Z
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Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2017-10-02T11:02:36.000Z
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Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > National Aeronautics and Space Administration > NASA/MSFC/GHRC
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Temporal 2005-06-16T00:00:00Z/2005-08-24T23:59:00Z
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