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Balloon Data

Page under construction.

Links to Data by Year/Mission

2004 - 2007

2008 - 2011

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

We are currently reprocessing and uploading our data to this web site. Please be patient. For all of our version 1 data, please go to the RU TOPP website.

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.

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 "SkewT" to get a Skew-T plot from our data.
Click on Plots after "HYSPLIT" to get HYSPLIT back trajectories [Draxler and Rolph, 2003] - images courtesy NOAA [Rolph, 2003]. See NOAA disclaimer.
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 2012

Funding provided by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality.

Launch

Date

Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20120307
16:50
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT
Surface Map, Upper Air Map, IR Satellite
preliminary; iMet
20120323
19:21
preliminary, iMet
20120326
21:40
preliminary, iMet
20120327
12:22
preliminary, iMet
20120402
20:01
preliminary, iMet,
no RH data
20120406
18:14
preliminary, iMet,
no RH data
20120408
18:47
preliminary, iMet
20120418
19:42
preliminary, iMet
20120419
18:41
preliminary, iMet, all O3 data is BAD
20120422
19:13
preliminary, iMet
20120508
16:38
preliminary, iMet
20120509
16:58
preliminary, iMet
20120514
19:09
preliminary, iMet
20120516
20:51
preliminary, iMet
20120517
19:42
preliminary, iMet
20120518
18:40
preliminary, iMet
20120521
19:19
preliminary, iMet
20120522
19:43
preliminary, iMet
20120601
19:06
preliminary, iMet
20120626
17:08
preliminary, iMet, computer crashed during flight - data reprocessed from audio backup file
20120627
16:52
preliminary, iMet
20120717
16:44
preliminary, iMet
20120718
14:19
preliminary, iMet
20120807
20:00
preliminary, iMet
20120827
21:57
preliminary, iMet
20120908
20:02
preliminary, iMet
20120920
20:47
preliminary, iMet
20120921
19:41
preliminary, iMet; from UH Sugar Land
20120923
14:08
preliminary, iMet
20121003
18:49
X
preliminary, iMet
20121020
17:19
preliminary, iMet; from UH Downtown - P. Morris-Smith & D. Musselwhite, PIs

 

Data from 2013

Funding provided by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality and University of Texas Air Quality Research Proram for the NASA DISCOVER-AQ campaign (September 2013 data).

Launch

Date

Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20130126
21:52
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC449
20130321
00:32
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC451
20130507
19:38
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC453
20130603
21:55
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC454
20130604
19:30
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC455
20130607
20:15
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC456
20130627
19:14
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC457
20130702
20:36
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC458
20130710
19:26
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC459
20130711
19:45
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC460
20130712
19:16
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC461
20130713
19:53
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC462
20130730
15:38
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC463 - Galveston Island
20130730
21:29
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC464
20130816
19:30
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC465
20130817 20:04
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC466
20130829 19:09
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC468
20130830 19:15
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC469
20130831 19:03
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC470
20130902 19:22
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC471
20130903 19:07
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC472
20130904 18:34
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC473
20130905 18:47
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC474
20130906 17:18
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC475
20130909 18:35
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC477
20130910 18:31
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC478
20130911 18:18
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC479
20130912 17:52
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC480
20130913 17:41
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC481
20130914 19:22
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC482
20130915 18:12
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC483
20130917 18:55
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC484
20130918 18:57
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC485
20130921 19:13
preliminary; iMet; Flt RC486
20130922 18:05

preliminary; iMet; Flt RC487

 

20130923 18:32

preliminary; iMet; Flt RC488

 

20130924 19:13

preliminary; iMet; Flt RC489

 

20130925 20:32

preliminary; iMet; Flt RC490

 

20130926 12:11

preliminary; iMet; Flt RC491

 

20130926 20:20

preliminary; iMet; Flt RC492

 

20130927 18:13

preliminary; iMet; Flt RC493

 

20131007 19:10
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT
Surface Map
, Upper Air Map, IR Satellite

preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC494 prepsheet

20131008 20:01
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT
Surface Map
, Upper Air Map, IR Satellite

preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC495 prepsheet

20131009 19:35
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT
Surface Map
, Upper Air Map, IR Satellite

preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC496 prepsheet

20131017 20:33
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT
Surface Map
, Upper Air Map, IR Satellite

preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC497

20131019 18:00
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT
Surface Map
, Upper Air Map, IR Satellite

preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC498;
UH Downtown Crew

20131019 20:02
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT
Surface Map
, Upper Air Map, IR Satellite

preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC499;
UH Downtown Crew

20131101 18:45
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT
Surface Map
, Upper Air Map, IR Satellite

preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC502 prepsheet;
UH Downtown Crew

20131113 19:14
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT
Surface Map
, Upper Air Map, IR Satellite

preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC503 prepsheet;
Missing data 0 - 0.7 km, 3.5 - 7.0 km, and above 10 km; pressure data suspect throughout, so altitude is GPS determined and pressure is calculated from GPS altitudes

         

Data from 2014

Funding provided by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality.

Launch

Date

Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20140320
22:11
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC504 prepsheet
20140409
22:03
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC505 prepsheet
20140419
22:10
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC507 prepsheet
20140429
19:52
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC508 prepsheet
20140502
20:45
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC509 prepsheet
20140504
21:36
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC510 prepsheet
20140516
21:32
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC511 prepsheet
20140528
21:27
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC512 prepsheet
20140529
12:23
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC513 prepsheet
20140529
19:46
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC514 prepsheet
20140530
21:50
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC515 prepsheet
20140611
21:32
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC516 prepsheet
20140702
20:51
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC517 prepsheet
20140703
19:26
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC518 prepsheet
20140814
21:38
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC519 prepsheet
20140908
20:13
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC520 prepsheet
20140919
19:40
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC521 prepsheet
20140922
20:18
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC522 prepsheet
20140924
19:57
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC523 prepsheet
20140928
19:46
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC524 prepsheet
20141003
19:11
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC525, UH Downtown 030
prepsheet
20141010
18:15
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC526 prepsheet
20141014
19:47
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC527 prepsheet
20141016
20:34
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC528 prepsheet
20141020
20:09
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC529 prepsheet
20141021
19:46
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC530 prepsheet
20141022
20:19
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC531 prepsheet
20141024
18:16
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC532, UH Downtown 032
prepsheet
20141025
19:36
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC533 prepsheet
20141203
19:12
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC534 prepsheet

Data from 2015

Funding provided by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality.

Launch

Date

Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20150304
23:02
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC536 prepsheet
20150402
18:51
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC537 prepsheet
20150407
19:37
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC538 prepsheet
20150409
19:13
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC539 prepsheet
20150416
17:41
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC540 prepsheet
20150430
20:14
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC541 prepsheet
20150501
19:49
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC542 prepsheet
20150502
20:20
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC543 prepsheet
20150530
00:32
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC544 prepsheet
20150530
15:40
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC545 prepsheet
20150602
20:15
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC546 prepsheet
20150603
20:52
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC547 prepsheet
20150605
12:14
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC548 prepsheet
20150605
20:15
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC549 prepsheet
20150606
20:00
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC550 prepsheet
20150615
20:29
preliminary; iMet;
Flt RC551 prepsheet
         

 

 

 

 

 

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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