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Présentation générale
Nom du jeu de donnéesAEROCLO-sA PEGASUS radiosondes
Créé le2020-01-24
Date de début (yyyy-mm-dd)2017-08-20Date de fin (yyyy-mm-dd)2017-09-13
Piketh Stuart John - NWU (Dataset contact)
Accès aux données Dataset as provided by the Principal Investigator


Description du jeu de données
RésuméRadiosonde data launched from surface level at the SANUMARC research center in Henties Bay, Namibia.
Data provided are
*clean.csv files with processed data
AEROCLO-radiosondes_clean_plots: # plots with outliers removed.
AEROCLO-radiosondes _tephi_plots/ #skewT plots of the clean data. Winds are thinned by plotting 1 in every 3.
Strategie d'observationIndividual launches as much as possible syncronised to the F20 aircraft flights.
RéférencesFormenti, P., B. D’Anna, C. Flamant, M. Mallet, S.J. Piketh, K. Schepanski, F. Waquet, F. Auriol, G. Brogniez, F. Burnet, J. Chaboureau, A. Chauvigné, P. Chazette, C. Denjean, K. Desboeufs, J. Doussin, N. Elguindi, S. Feuerstein, M. Gaetani, C. Giorio, D. Klopper, M.D. Mallet, P. Nabat, A. Monod, F. Solmon, A. Namwoonde, C. Chikwililwa, R. Mushi, E.J. Welton, and B. Holben, 2019: The Aerosols, Radiation and Clouds in Southern Africa Field Campaign in Namibia: Overview, Illustrative Observations, and Way Forward. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, 1277–1298,
Description de l'instrument
Type d'instrumentIn Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders
Observation frequencysporadic
Horizontal coverageDepending on wind
Vertical coverageup to 250 hPa
Information géographique
Site 1
SiteHenties Bay
Type de plateformeIn Situ Land-based Platforms > GROUND STATIONS
Instrument environmentSondes were launched from the Sam Nujoma Marine and Coastal Resources Research Centre (SANUMARC) of the University of Namibia in Henties Bay (22°S, 14°05’E), Namibia. Henties Bay is a small town in an arid environment with no vegetation, no industrial activity and very little traffic. The site on the University campus, is located on the coast approximately 20 m from the shore line. To the east are the Namibian Gravel Plains, at 3 km to the south of the campus is the town of Henties Bay, and to the north is the Omaruru Riverbed (river mouth approximately 100 m from SANUMARC). The population of Henties Bay ranges between 4 600 and 6 000 inhabitants, according to the Namibia 2011 population and housing census.
Paramètres mesurés
Paramètre mesuré 1
Nom du paramètreWind Direction
Mot-clé du paramètreAtmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Direction
Unitédegrees - degrees
Date de début (yyyy-mm-dd)Date de fin (yyyy-mm-dd)
Précision du capteur / Incertitude
Paramètre mesuré 2
Nom du paramètreWind Speed
Mot-clé du paramètreAtmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Speed
Unitémeters per second - m/s
Date de début (yyyy-mm-dd)Date de fin (yyyy-mm-dd)
Précision du capteur / Incertitude
Paramètre mesuré 3
Nom du paramètreVertical Profiles
Mot-clé du paramètreAtmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature > Vertical Profiles
UnitéDegrees Celsius - °C
Date de début (yyyy-mm-dd)Date de fin (yyyy-mm-dd)
Précision du capteur / Incertitude
Paramètre mesuré 4
Nom du paramètreAtmospheric Pressure Measurements
Mot-clé du paramètreAtmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
Unitéhecto Pascal - hPa
Date de début (yyyy-mm-dd)Date de fin (yyyy-mm-dd)
Précision du capteur / Incertitude
Information sur l'utilisation des données
Conditions d'utilisation des donnéesThe Principal Investigator(s) of the radiosonde data for the AEROCLO-sA campaign is Stuart John Piketh. If you intend to use the following data please consult with him via e-mail: Please consider authorship for the PI whenever using the data. They were acquired with the support of Stephen Broccardo (NWU). Data were processed and formatted with the help of Michael Weston (NWU). The CRG at NWU is a research entity based in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Charte d'accès aux donnéesAEROCLO data policy
Base de donnéesAEROCLO-sA on BAOBAB
Format des fichiers de donnéescsv file (comma separated values)