Australian Sounding Observations Data 2010-2015

Principal Investigator / Researcher Ross Bunn

Project Data Contact Ross Bunn, ross.bunn@monash.edu | Dr Hamish Ramsay, 03 99024213, hamish.ramsay@monash.edu

DATA LOCATION:
/g/data1/ua8/Upper_Air_Observations_Australia/

PROJECT: ua8 (register here)


CREATED BY: Ross Bunn on 30/06/2015

EXTRACTED from the Bureau of Meteorology's Climate Zone webpage (see README.txt file for URL).

SITE LOCATIONS: 50 Australian sites including Capital Cities (see station_list.txt file for the full list of stations).

TIME PERIOD: 1 Jan 2000 - 30 Jun 2015 (NOTE - some stations ceased operation in that time)

VARIABLES:
WINDS (speed in knots, direction in degrees),
TEMPERATURE (Deg C)
DEW POINT TEMPERATURE (Deg C)
RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%)
GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT (m)
PRESSURE (hPa)

DATA FORMAT: comma delimited, times are in UTC
DATA QUALITY: A mix of quality controlled and NOT quality controlled. QC Flags are included in dataset for each variable measured. (see README.txt for Quality Control Flag descriptions)