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Valparaiso University & The University of Houston

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Balloon Data

The data below were gathered at the Oklahoma State University's Kiamichi Forestry Research Station in Idabel, OK. Funding for this project has been provided by the Texas Commission for Environmentally Quality.

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

2012 Data

2013 Data

2014 Data

2015 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
20100719
14:26
practice flight, bad pressure sensor, use std. atmosphere
20100719
19:13
practice flight, bad pressure sensor, use std. atmosphere
20100816
20:14
data lost at on ascent at ~16km; iMet preliminary
20100817
20:02
iMet; preliminary
20100819
14:59
iMet; preliminary
20100820
14:30
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20100826
14:36
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20100902
16:48
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20100904
15:23
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20100913
15:30
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20100923
14:57
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20100927
16:43
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20101001
14:07
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20101015
15:03
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20101016
14:21
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20101018
15:31
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20101020
14:18
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20101021
15:16
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
         

 

Data from 2011

Launch Date
Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20110413
18:53
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110415
19:19
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110416
16:51
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110418
18:34
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110420
19:01
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110428
18:40
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110430
19:01
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110503
18:20
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110504
18:35
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110510
18:31
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110513
18:31
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110514
18:17
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110604
18:40
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110621
19:25
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110623
19:16
P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, Traj
iMet; preliminary
20110903
14:56
iMet; preliminary
20110905
14:06
iMet; preliminary
20110906
14:07
iMet; preliminary
20110925
13:53
no data; failure of transmitter on launch
20110927
14:54
iMet; preliminary
20110928
14:19
iMet; preliminary
20111025
15:00
iMet; preliminary
20111027
14:01
iMet; preliminary

 

Data from 2012

Launch Date
Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20120507
12:33
iMet; preliminary
20120509
14:36
iMet; preliminary
20120516
10:12
iMet; preliminary
20120522
15:14
iMet; preliminary
20120530
19:05
iMet; preliminary
20120601
19:35
iMet; preliminary
20120621
18:51
iMet; preliminary
20120622
19:26
iMet; preliminary
20120623
19:02
iMet; preliminary
20120627
19:01
iMet; preliminary
20120820
19:06
iMet; preliminary
20120821
18:40
iMet; preliminary
20120827
19:47
iMet; preliminary
20120828
19:07
iMet; preliminary
20120906
19:06
iMet; preliminary
20120908
19:15
iMet; preliminary
20120909
19:13
iMet; preliminary
20121004
19:06
iMet; preliminary
20121006
19:07
iMet; preliminary

Data from 2013

Launch Date
Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20130702
18:57
iMet; preliminary; IB061
20130725
19:35

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB062
20130728
20:02

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB063
20130729
19:04

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB064
20130812
19:01

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB065
20130813
19:09

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB066
20130814
19:09

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB067
20130816
19:05

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB068
20130819
18:52
iMet; preliminary; IB069
20130820
19:04
iMet; preliminary; IB070
20130821
18:56
iMet; preliminary; IB071
20130822
18:53
iMet; preliminary; IB072
20130823
18:35
iMet; preliminary; IB073
20130824
18:39

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB074
20130826
18:49

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB075
20130827
18:45

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB076
20130828
18:43

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB077

20130829
18:47

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB078

20130830
18:54

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB079

20130904
20:12

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB080

20130911
19:03

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB081

20130919
17:07

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB082

20130922
18:29

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB083

20130923
18:03

P, MR, W, TrMR, TrW, SkewT, Traj
HYSPLIT: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, BL, LFT

iMet; preliminary; IB084

20131004
18:21

iMet; preliminary; IB085

20131006
18:16

iMet; preliminary; IB086

20131007
18:28

iMet; preliminary; IB087

20131014
18:23

iMet; preliminary; IB088

20131016
18:40

iMet; preliminary; IB089

20131017
17:15

iMet; preliminary; IB090

20131105
19:32

iMet; preliminary; IB091

20131107
19:09

iMet; preliminary; IB092

20131108
18:55

iMet; preliminary; IB093

20131111
19:18

iMet; preliminary; IB094

 

Data from 2014

Launch Date
Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20141110
20:41
iMet; preliminary;
IB096 prepsheet
20141112
20:18
iMet; preliminary;
IB097 prepsheet
20141113
20:07
iMet; preliminary;
IB098 prepsheet

 

Data from 2015

Launch Date
Launch Time (GMT)
Data File
Plots
Notes
20150402
19:03
iMet; preliminary;
IB099 prepsheet
20150406
19:04
iMet; preliminary;
IB100 prepsheet
20150407
18:59
iMet; preliminary;
IB101 prepsheet
20150409
19:01
iMet; preliminary;
IB102 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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