The Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Global Hawk Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) Dropsonde System dataset was collected by the Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS), built by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which served as the dropsonde system for the Global Hawk aircraft during the HS3 campaign. Goals for HS3 included: assessing the relative roles of large-scale environment and storm-scale internal processes; and addressing the controversial role of the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) in tropical storm formation and intensification as well as the role of deep convection in the inner-core region of storms. AVAPS dropsondes provide in-situ, high-vertical resolution measurements of atmospheric variables including pressure, temperature, humidity, geographic location, and winds, providing a vertical profile of the atmospheric conditions. The raw instrument measurement precision is as follows: pressure +-1.0 hPa, temperature +-0.2 degrees C, wind +-1 ms-1, and humidity +-7 percent. The measured information was transmitted via Iridium or Ku-Band satellite to the ground station where the Global Telecommunications System (GTS) performed additional processing for research and operational purposes.
N: 47.1646 S: 7.9001 E: -19.0779 W: -97.5988
|Temporal Extent:||Platform(s):||Global Hawk UAV|
|Data Center(s):||NASA/MSFC/GHRC, Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA||Instrument(s):||AVAPS, DROPSONDES|
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|Project Short Name||Campaigns||Project Dates|
|HS3||No campaigns listed.||No dates provided.|
|Coverage Type||Zone Identifier||Geometry||Granule Representation|
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320 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
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Format Type: Native
S3 Bucket and Object Prefix Names: ghrcw-protected/hs3avaps2__2/
S3 Credentials API Endpoint: https://data.ghrc.earthdata.nasa.gov/s3credentials
S3 Credentials API Documentation URL: https://data.ghrc.earthdata.nasa.gov/s3credentialsREADME