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NPROVS Special Summary Plots

Special observations refer to the ground truth radiosondes used for assessment, namely the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN) and NOAA funded satellite synchronized ground truth radiosondes available at the original high vertical density.

NPROVS Special Station Map

NPROVS Special Station Map - click to enlarge



NPROVS Special Sources
Station Station ID Data Record Instrument Types GRUAN
Ascension Island ASCENS 29 Apr 2017 - Present RS92
AEROSE 2013 WTEC 9 Jan 2013 - 7 Dec 2013 RS92 X
AEROSE 2015 WTEC 13 Feb 2015 -17 Nov 2015 RS92
AEROSE 2017 WTEC 13 Feb 2017 - 7 Mar 2017 RS41/RS92
McMurdo Station, Antarctica 89664 30 Nov 2015 - 3 Jan 2017 RS92
Western Antarctic Ice Sheet WAIS 4 Dec 2015 - 18 Jan 2016 RS92
Barrow, North Slope Alaska 70027 01 Jan 2011 - Present RS41/RS92 X
Howard University Beltsville, Maryland BELTSV 07 Mar 2012 - Present RS92/RS41 X
Hamburg, Germany 10141 09 Jun 2016 - 06 Jan 2017 RS41
Boulder, Colorado BOULDE 24 Aug 2011 - 31 Aug 2016 RS92/RS41 X
Cabauw, Netherlands 06260 01 Jan 2011 - 16 Jan 2017 RS92/RS41 X
CalWater Campaign ACAPEX 12 Jan 2015 - 10 Feb 2015 RS92
CIRA Colorado State University CIRA 6 May 2016 - 22 Sep 2016 RS41/RS92
ENNR Campaign WTEC 16 Feb 2016 - 16 Mar 2016 RS92
Christmas Island, ENRR CXENRR 26 Jan 2016 - 13 Mar 2016 RS92
Darwin, Australia 94120 01 Apr 2014 - 14 Jan 2015 RS92
Eastern North Atlantic, Azores, Portugal GRACIO 28 Sep 2013 - Present RS92/RS41 X
Eureka, Canada 71917 24 Oct 2012 - 18 Mar 2013 RS92 X
Gan, Maldives Islands 43599 22 Sep 2011 - 09 Feb 2012 RS92 X
Lauder, New Zealand LAUDER 11 Dec 2012 - Present RS41/RS92 X
Lindenberg, Germany 10393 01 Jan 2011- Present RS92/RS41 X
Manus, Papua New Guinea 92036 01 Jul 2013 - 06 Jul 2014 RS92 X
Nauru Island 91532 01 Jan 2011 - 26 Aug 2013 RS92 X
Ny Alesund, Svalbard, Norway 01004 19 Oct 2012 - Present RS92/RS92 X
Oliktok Point, Alaska OLIKTO 10 Sept 2013 - Present RS92
Ougadougou, Burkina Faso 65503 17 Jul 2012 - 01 Aug 2012 RS92 X
Payerne, Switzerland 06610 23 Sep 2011 - 19 Dec 2016 RS92/RS41 X
Potenza, Italy 16300 23 Feb 2011 - 05 May 2016 RS92/RS41 X
Reunion (La Reunion Island), France REUNIO 08 April 2013 - Present RS92/RS41 X
San Cristobol, Galapagos, Ecuador 84008 03 Aug 2012 - 26 Jan 2015 RS92 X
San Jose, Costa Rica 78762 04/10/2012 - 02/21/2014 RS92 X
Singapore, Singapore 48698 13 April 2016 - Present RS41 X
Southern Great Plains, Oklahoma 74646 01 Jan 2011 - Present RS92/RS41 X
Sodankyla, Finland 02836 05 Jan 2011 - 24 March 2017 RS92/RS41 X
Neumayer, Antarctica (DE) 89002 18 Feb 2020 - Present RS41
Tateno, Japan 47646 06 June 2011 - Present RS92/RS41 X
Tenerife, Spain 60018 01 Oct 2014 - 12 Dec 2017 RS92/RS41 X
Table Mountain Facility, California TMFJPL 22 Jul 2011 - 01 Jul 2016 RS92/RS41 X

 

Summary Performance Trends

Summary performance trend plots show SAT-minus-RAOB RMS statistics for Temperature and Water Vapor Fraction (%) for "coarse" pressure layers (effective pressure) for respective product suites (i.e., NUCAPS, MiRS, etc). Plots are segregated for each Station ID and IR+MW and MW-only sounding types, respectively. Plots represent independent (optimal) samples of respectively QC'd soundings from the following satellite combinations (and NWP):

  • NUCAPS and MetOp
  • NOAA, GOES, and EOS
  • GPSRO and NWP

Since July 2013, performance trends are updated monthly and produced for Long term (monthly averages)