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  Intensive rawinsonde observation data in Sumatera, Indonesia
 
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Summary
This data set presents upper air meteorological components (pressure, temperature, humidity, wind direction and wind speed). The data has been collected at Kototabang, Jambi and Tabing in Sumatera Island, Indonesia since May 2001. These rawinsonde observation have been operated under the research cooperation between JAMSTEC/IORGC and BPPT Indonesia.

Summary table
1) Data format
    ASCII text files
2) Spatial coverage & resolution
   in Sumatera Island (3 sites)
   - Kototabang (western mountainous region): 0.20S, 103.64E, 865m asl
   - Tabing (western coastal region): 0.88S, 100.35E, 3m asl
   - Jambi (eastern plain region): 1.63S, 103.46 E, 26m asl
3) Temporal covergage & resolution
   Kototabang:
   - 17 May - 12 June2001, (3-6 hourly)
   - 1-28 August, 2001, (3-6 hourly)
   - 1-28 November, 2001, (3-6 hourly)
   - 2-29 April, 2002, (3-6 hourly)
   - 2-29 November, 2002, (3-6 hourly)
   - 1-28 November, 2003, (6 hourly)
   Tabing:
   - November 2001 (-2weeks, 6 hourly)
   - April, July, November 2002 (1-2weeks, 6 hourly)
   - July, November 2003 (1-2weeks, 6 hourly)
   Jambi:
   - 1-28 November, 2001, (3-6 hourly)
   - 4-25 April, 2002, (3-6 hourly)
4) File size (total)
   300KB (max, 1 profile), 300MB (total)

Citing data
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/iorgc/hcorp/data/

References & related publication

  • Wu, P., J. -I. Hamada, S. Mori, Y. I. Tauhid, M. D. Yamanaka and F. Kumra, 2003: Diurnal variation of precipitable water over a mountainous area of Sumatra Island. J. Appl. Meteorol., 42, 1107-1115.
  • Mori, S., J. -I. Hamada, Y. I. Tauhid, M. D. Yamanaka, N. Okamoto, F. Murata, N. Sakurai, H. Hashiguchi and T. Sribimawati, 2004: Diurnal land-sea rainfall peak migration over Sumatera island, Indonesian maritime continent, observed by {TRMM} satellite and intensive rawinsonde soundings. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 2021-2039.
  • Sasaki, T., P. Wu, S. Mori, J.-I. Hamada, Y. I. Tauhid, M. D. Yamanaka, T. Sribimawati, T. Yoshikane and F. Kimura, 2004: Vertical moisture transport above the mixed layer around mountains
  • in western Sumatra. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, doi:10.1029/2004GL019730.
  • Sakurai N., F. Murata, M. D. Yamanaka, S. Mori, J.-I. Hamada, H. Hashiguchi, Y. I. Tauhid, T. Sribimawati and B. Suhardi, 2005: Diurnal cycle of cloud system migration over Sumatera Island. J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 83, 835-850.

   
DATA CONTRIBUTOR & GROUP
Shuichi Mori, HAMADA Jun-Ichi (Large-scale group)

PARAMETERS
PRESSURE
AIR TEMPERATURE
HUMIDITY
WIND DIRECTION
WIND SPEED

INSTRUMENTS
KOTOTABANG & JAMBI:
GPS RAWINSONDE RECEIVER (VAISALA MW15, MW21)
GPS RAWINSONDE TRANSMITTER (VAISALA RS80-15G, RS80-15GH, RS92-SGP)
TABING:
RAWINSONDE RECEIVING SYSTEM (MEISEI)

   
 
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