El Niño Rapid Response (ENRR) Field Campaign: Radiosonde Data (Level 2) from Kiritimati Island, January-March 2016 (NCEI Accession 0161525)

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This dataset contains radiosonde data from Kiritimati (Christmas) Island, collected 26 January to 27 March 2016. These "Level 2" data have been reprocessed using corrected surface observations as initial conditions and then subject to automatic, objective quality control checks. The radiosondes were released 2 times per day from (2.01°N, 157.40°W). The data resolution within each sounding is 1 s. The following variables are reported: time since release (UTC); geopotential_height (m); air_pressure (hPa); air_temperature (C); dew_point_temperature (C); relative_humidity (%); eastward_wind (m s-1); northward_wind (m s-1); wind_speed (m s-1); wind_from_direction (degree); latitude (degree_north); longitude (degree_east); altitude (m); upward_platform_speed_wrt_ground (m s-1); geopotential_height status_flag (); air_pressure status_flag (); air_temperature status_flag (); dew_point_temperature status_flag (); wind status_flag (); GPS status_flag ().

During January through March 2016, scientists led by the NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory's Physical Sciences Division conducted NOAA's El Niño Rapid Response (ENRR) Field Campaign. Its goal was to document the ongoing El Niño episode in great detail, and in ways that could help researchers better understand the ways in which this El Niño affected weather in the United States and the impact of various high-resolution observations on weather forecasts. Intensive observations were collected over the central and eastern Pacific ocean from land, ocean, and airborne platforms during the very strong 2015-2016 El Niño.
  • Cite as: Hartten, Leslie; Johnston, Paul; Cox, Christopher; Wolfe, Daniel (2017). El Niño Rapid Response (ENRR) Field Campaign: Radiosonde Data (Level 2) from Kiritimati Island, January-March 2016 (NCEI Accession 0161525). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V55Q4T5K [access date]
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Time Period 2016-01-26 to 2016-03-28
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 2.42
S: 1.74
E: -157.086
W: -157.937
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-06-19
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose These data provide a high-resolution view of tropospheric and lower stratospheric conditions over the heart of the warm near-equatorial waters during the late stages of the 2015-2016 El Niño. They are intended for use in meteorological, oceanographic, hydrologic, and biological studies of the central equatorial Pacific during strong El Niño conditions.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Hartten, Leslie; Johnston, Paul; Cox, Christopher; Wolfe, Daniel (2017). El Niño Rapid Response (ENRR) Field Campaign: Radiosonde Data (Level 2) from Kiritimati Island, January-March 2016 (NCEI Accession 0161525). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V55Q4T5K [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Hartten, Leslie
    UCO/CIRES > Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Johnston, Paul
    UCO/CIRES > Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Cox, Christopher
    UCO/CIRES > Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Wolfe, Daniel
    UCO/CIRES > Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • meteorology
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE > VERTICAL PROFILES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > U/V WIND COMPONENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > TELECONNECTIONS > EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO)
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air Water Vapour
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air Wind Speed and Direction
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD > Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • BALLOONS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • RADIOSONDES
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > OCEANIA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > KIRIBATI
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ENRR > NOAA El Nino Rapid Response Field Campaign
Data Resolution keywords GCMD
  • Horizontal Resolution Range: Point Resolution
  • Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
  • Vertical Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 10 meters
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Hartten, Leslie; Johnston, Paul; Cox, Christopher; Wolfe, Daniel (2017). El Niño Rapid Response (ENRR) Field Campaign: Radiosonde Data (Level 2) from Kiritimati Island, January-March 2016 (NCEI Accession 0161525). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V55Q4T5K [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-06-19T18:23:19 - NCEI Accession 0161525 v1.1 was published.
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Last Modified: 2018-09-17T20:31:56
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