NARSTO Level 2
Entry Title: NARSTO SOS99NASH Wind Profiler Data

Entry ID: NARSTO_SOS99NASH_WIND_PROFILER_DATA_1
Aerosols Tropospheric Composition Field Campaigns
Description

The NARSTO_SOS99NASH_WIND_PROFILER_DATA were obtained between May 19 and August 4, 1999. Wind components (u and v) were collected from five 915-MHz radar wind profilers. Availability of data for each day varies among the profilers, especially at the beginning and end of the project.The profilers and their locations were:Cornelia Fort Airpark (CFA) 36.19N, 86.70 W, 126 m MSLDickson (DIK) 36.25N, 87.37W, 225 m MSLEagleville (EGV) 35.73N, 86.60W, 228 m MSLGallatin (GAL) 36.33N, 86.40W, 171 m MSLCumberland (CMB) 36.38N, 87.65W, 136 m MSLThe number and location of range gates (vertical location of the wind measurements) was:CFA: 1st gate 146 m AGL, 64 gatesDIK, EGV, GAL: 1st gate 96 m AGL, 50 gatesCMB: 1st gate 165 m AGL, 64 gatesAll sites use 58 m range gates.Mixing depth (convective boundary layer height or zi) is given for daytime hours at each site as derived from a manual inspection of profiler reflectivity patterns. Data may be unavailable for a variety of reasons including rain, poorly defined boundary layer, or instrument outage. Data in late afternoon should be used with care even when available, since the afternoon transition is poorly understood.NARSTO (formerly North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone) is a public/private partnership, whose membership spans government, the utilities, industry, and academe throughout Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The primary mission is to coordinate and enhance policy-relevant scientific research and assessment of tropospheric pollution behavior; activities provide input for science-based decision-making and determination of workable, efficient, and effective strategies for local and regional air-pollution management. Data products from local, regional, and international monitoring and research programs are available.

DOI

10.5067/ASDCDAAC/NARSTO/0004

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT
  • Southern Oxidants Study
  • Mixing Depth
  • Planetary Boundary Layer Height
  • Radar Wind Profiler
  • Upper Level Winds
  • Wind Components
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (35.73, 36.38), (-87.65, -86.4)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

NASHVILLE
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1999-05-19 - 1999-08-04
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
WIND PROFILERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 2002-07-11
Last updated on 2019-10-30