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Valparaiso University & The University of Houston

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Balloon Data

The data below were gathered at the TCEQ measurement site in Eagle Mountain, TX, just NW of Ft. Worth.

Use the table below to find data files with pressure, temperature, humidity, and ozone. You can also find graphs of the ozone profiles and the predicted balloon trajectories. If you find an instrument package, email us the experiment number (found on the outside of the instrument package) and location where you found it. NOAA offers a $30 reward for mailing the instruments back to them in Boulder. Detailed information can be found on the instruments themselves. See the picture below to get an idea of what the instrument package looks like.

2011 Data

Click on Plots "P" to get the ozone profile in partial pressure.
Click on Plots "MR" to get the ozone profile in mixing ratio.
Click on Plots "W" to get the wind direction and wind speed profiles.
Click on Plots "TrMR" to get the tropospheric ozone profiles.
Click on Plots "TrW" to get the trospheric winds.
Click on Plots "Traj" to get the balloon path in air.
Click on Plots "SO2" to get tropospheric SO2 profiles.
Click on Plots "H" to get HYSPLIT back trajectories [Draxler and Rolph, 2003] - images courtesy NOAA [Rolph, 2003]
Click on "X" to get ASCII files of our data in IONS/INTEX-B format.

Attention Scientists: We are happy to share our data. If you use our data, please email us to let us know what you're doing. We would enjoy collaborating with you.

Data from 2011

Launch Date
Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20110604
18:52
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110605
18:42
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110606
19:03
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110608
18:57
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110621
18:59
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110622
19:04
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110623
12:01
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110623
19:01
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110624
18:57
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110628
18:59
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110629
18:56
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty
20110630
19:09
iMet; preliminary; sonde pump flow rate uncertainty; bad pressure sensor - used std. atmosphere to derive pressure from gps alt.
         

 

 

 

 

 
 

U.S. Data
- SE Texas
- Beaumont

- Dallas/Ft. Worth
- Grand Bay (NOAA)
- Idabel, OK
- Maryland
- Michigan (PCCI)
- Valparaiso, IN

SHARP Data

International Data
- Las Tablas, Panama (NASA TC-4)
- Sapporo, Japan (Fulbright)
- San Jose, Costa Rica (TICOSONDE)

Met Data
- balloon trajectory forecast
- lower level winds
- upper level winds
- upper level alt.
- NWS Houston surface obs.
- Houston surface O3 obs.

- EPA AirNow

Missions
- NASA INTEX-B
- NASA IONS-06
- TexAQS 2
- SHARP
- NASA TC-4
- NASA Aura

Other Links
- Aura overpass
- NASA AVDC
- Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
- UH EAS
- UH ICAS
- RU TOPP
- VU Physics
- VU Meteorology

 

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