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GPM Ground Validation Upper Air Radiosonde LPVEx V1

The GPM Ground Validation Radiosonde LPVEx dataset consists of sounding data collected as part of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Ground Validation Light Precipitation Validation Experiment (LPVEx). This field campaign took place around the Gulf of Finland in September and October of 2010. The goal of the campaign was to provide additional high altitude, light rainfall measurements for the improvement of GPM satellite precipitation algorithms. The Vaisala RS92 radiosonde was used to produce vertical profiles of atmospheric temperature, pressure, humidity, and winds. The radiosondes were launched from two locations: Kumpula and Vantaa. The Upper Air Radiosonde LPVEx dataset consists of TSV data files and PNG browse image files.

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