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Valparaiso University & The University of Houston

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Balloon Data

The data below were gathered at the Grand Bay Estuarine Research Reserve in Moss Point, MS. Funding for this project has been provided by NOAA, Winston Luke and Paul Kelley - Principal Investigators

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.

2010 Data

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 2010

Launch Date
Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20100804
17:19
iMet; preliminary
20100806
16:55
iMet; preliminary
20100808
15:37
iMet; preliminary
20100811
15:04
iMet; preliminary
         

 

Data from 2011

Launch Date
Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20110417
17:47
iMet; preliminary
20110418
15:54
iMet; preliminary
20110419
18:32
iMet; preliminary
20110428
18:11
iMet; preliminary
20110429
18:15
iMet; preliminary
20110430
18:14
iMet; preliminary
20110501
19:16
iMet; preliminary
20110504
19:16
iMet; preliminary
20110505
17:45
iMet; preliminary
20110506
16:22
iMet; preliminary
20110507
17:33
iMet; preliminary
20110508
17:08
iMet; preliminary
         

 

 

 

 

 
 

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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