- NOAA Profiler Network (NPN) Observations, 1992May-continuing
The NOAA Profiler Network (NPN) has 35 unmanned Doppler Radar sites
in 18 central US states and Alaska. They provide hourly vertical
profiles of wind data. The hourly netCDF files disseminated from
Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) of NOAA starting from May 1992 are
archived in this dataset. It continues to be updated monthly.
U and V wind components from 500 meters above ground level to 16.25
kilometers are recorded at every 250m increment. Several stations
may have been moved or added. Problems of bird contamination are
also reported. Flags are used to indicate the quality of data.
A detailed description of the NOAA Profiler Network is available at
NCEP's NPN site [https://madis.ncep.noaa.gov/madis_npn.shtml].
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