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Investigation:

PC-06 (Betts / Maria Silva Dias / Pedro Silva Dias)

LBA Dataset ID:

PC06_ABRACOS_Rawinsonde_TB

Originator(s):

Betts, Alan K.

Point(s) of Contact:

Fuentes, Dr. Jose D. (jf6s@virginia.edu)
Betts, Alan K. (akbetts@aol.com)

Dataset Abstract:

This data set includes: RA_FullRes.txt:</b> (108,986,739 bytes) (Document: RA_TBDataDoc.pdf) Reprocessed full vertical resolution rawinsonde data at the Abracos pasture site [10o 45' S, 62o 22'W, elevation 293m.]. This data was collected by the LBA TRMM project and the original data is archived with NASA-TRMM, as well as the LBA data archive. The data was reprocessed by Alan Betts and John Ball to correct wind interpolation errors, and add corrected surface data at 1-m, 6-m and 10-m from MC_1min.txt, and GA_MC_10min.txt.
RA_TB_5&2mb.txt</b> (8,506,455 bytes)
(Document: RA_TBDataDoc.pdf) Merged rawinsonde and corrected tethered balloon data, both interpolated to fixed pressure levels [tethersonde to 5 hPa levels; rawinsonde 5 hPa to 100hPa and 2hPa above 100hPa]. This dataset is sufficiently compact to be useful for data assimilation, and the corrected TB data can be used for the BL structure [in place of the rawinsonde if desired], for many time synchronous flights. For both datasets, useful derived thermodynamic parameters have been added: potential temperature [è], mixing ratio [Q], equivalent potential temperature [èE] , saturation equivalent potential temperature [èES] and pressure height to lifting condensation level [PLCL]. Overview document LBABettsDatadoc.pdf
Associated data sets:
MC_1min.txt (1-min micromet data: MCDataDoc.pdf)
MC_10min.txt
GA_MC_1min.txt (merged gas analyzer & micromet data: GA_MCDataDoc.pdf) TB_MC_1min.txt (merged tethersonde & micromet data: TB_MCDataDoc.pdf) VA_FullRes.txt; VA_5&2mb.txt (Vaisala intercomparison data: VADataDoc.pdf) TB2SEC.zip (raw 2sec tethered balloon data, Tb2secReadme.txt) Platform/Sensor/Parameters measured include: * METEOROLOGICAL STATION / DEWPOINT HYDROMETER / DEW POINT * METEOROLOGICAL STATION / / SURFACE FLUX * METEOROLOGICAL STATION / RAIN GAUGE / PRECIPITATION AMOUNT * METEOROLOGICAL STATION / ANEMOMETER / WIND DIRECTION * FIELD INVESTIGATION / SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE / SOIL TEMPERATURE * METEOROLOGICAL STATION / ANEMOMETER / WIND SPEED * METEOROLOGICAL STATION / PYRANOMETER / SOLAR RADIATION * METEOROLOGICAL STATION / PYRGEOMETER / LONGWAVE RADIATION * METEOROLOGICAL STATION / GAS ANALYZER (LICOR 6262) / AIR TEMPERATURE * METEOROLOGICAL STATION / QUANTUM SENSOR / PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION

Beginning Date:

1999-01-09

Ending Date:

1999-02-28

Metadata Last Updated on:

2011-09-25

Data Status:

In Preparation for Archive

Access Constraints:

Public

Data Center URL:

http://daac.ornl.gov

Distribution Contact(s):

ORNL DAAC User Services (ornldaac@ornl.gov)

Access Instructions:

Public

Data Access:

IMPORTANT: The LBA-ECO Project website is no longer being supported. Links to external websites may be inactive. Final data products from the LBA project can be found at the ORNL DAAC. Please follow the fair use guidelines found in the dataset documentation when using or citing LBA data.
Datafile(s):

Merged rawinsonde & tethered ballon data (RA_TB_5&2MB.zip):  ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/lba/physical_climate/Betts/ABRACOS_Pasture/merged_products/data
Reprocessed full-resolution rawinsonde data (RA_FullRes.zip):  ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/lba/physical_climate/Betts/ABRACOS_Pasture/radiosonde/V-2/data/
Rawinsonde and tethersonde data documentation (ra_tbdatadoc.pdf):  ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/lba/physical_climate/Betts/ABRACOS_Pasture/merged_products/comp/ra_tbdatadoc.pdf

Documentation/Other Supporting Documents:

ABRACOS pasture site overview document (lbabettsdatadoc.pdf):  ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/lba/physical_climate/Betts/ABRACOS_Pasture

Citation Information - Other Details:

We acknowledge use of the LBA-HMET/TRMM Abracos Pasture site merged dataset (Betts et al., 2002). Reference: Betts, A. K., J. H. Ball and J.D.Fuentes, 2002: Calibration and Correction of LBA/TRMM Abracos pasture site merged dataset. Available from LBA Beija-Flor Archives at CPTEC, Brasil, and ORNL DAAC, or on CD-ROM from Atmospheric Research, 58 Hendee Lane, Pittsford, VT 05763, USA.

Keywords - Theme:

Parameter Topic Term Source Sensor
DEW POINT ATMOSPHERE ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR METEOROLOGICAL STATION DEWPOINT HYDROMETER
SURFACE FLUX ATMOSPHERE ATMOSPHERIC FLUX METEOROLOGICAL STATION  
PRECIPITATION AMOUNT ATMOSPHERE PRECIPITATION METEOROLOGICAL STATION RAIN GAUGE
WIND DIRECTION ATMOSPHERE ATMOSPHERIC WINDS METEOROLOGICAL STATION ANEMOMETER
SOIL TEMPERATURE LAND SURFACE SOILS FIELD INVESTIGATION SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
WIND SPEED ATMOSPHERE ATMOSPHERIC WINDS METEOROLOGICAL STATION ANEMOMETER
SOLAR RADIATION ATMOSPHERE RADIATION BUDGET METEOROLOGICAL STATION PYRANOMETER
LONGWAVE RADIATION ATMOSPHERE RADIATION BUDGET METEOROLOGICAL STATION PYRGEOMETER
AIR TEMPERATURE ATMOSPHERE ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR METEOROLOGICAL STATION GAS ANALYZER
PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION ATMOSPHERE ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY METEOROLOGICAL STATION QUANTUM SENSOR

Keywords - Place (with associated coordinates):

Region
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Site
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North South East West
Rondonia Ouro Preto do Oeste -10.71278 -62.37222

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