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OAR-GSD Radiosondes

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        abstract:  Vertical distributions of temperature, humidity and winds are fundamental meteorolgical observations used in weather forecasting and research. These data are acquired by an instrument known as a radiosonde, which is sent airborne on weather balloons.
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                  Record:  Quality control of radiosonde data is done at the upper-air station and national centers such as the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). These data undergo extensive gross error and hydrostatic consistency checks before being incorporated into a randomly accessible compressed data archive developed at ESRL.
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        useLimitation:  While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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