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BOREAS AFM-05 Level-2 Upper-Air Network Standard Pressure Level Data


The BOREAS AFM-05 team collected and processed data from the numerous radiosonde flights during the project. The goals of the AFM-05 team were to provide large scale definition of the atmosphere by supplementing the existing AES aerological network, both temporally and spatially. This data set includes basic upper-air parameters interpolated at 0.5 kiloPascal increments of atmospheric pressure from data collected from the network of upper-air stations during the 1993, 1994, and 1996 field campaigns over the entire study region.

A guide document which includes more information about this data set can be found at

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Barr, A., and C. Hrynkiw. 1998. BOREAS AFM-05 Level-2 Upper-Air Network Standard Pressure Level Data. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/239.


Atmospheric Environment Service. 1994. Inspection Reports.

Barr, Alan and Alan Betts. 1994. Preliminary Summary of BOREAS Upper-Air Soundings Candle Lake and Thompson 1994 Intensive Field Campaigns, Version 0.

BOREAS Experiment Plan, May 1994, Chapters 1-3, Version 3.0

Beukers, John M. and Friedman, Maurice. 1981. A Digital Radiosonde For Automated Observations In the 1980's. Beuker's Laboratories, Inc., St. James, New York.

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1994. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1994-3.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 94).

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1996-2.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 96).

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1997. BOREAS Overview Paper. JGR Special Issue.

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1994 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 94).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1997. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1996 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 96).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, H. Margolis, B. Kelly, D. Baldocchi, G. den Hartog, J. Cihlar, M.G. Ryan, B. Goodison, P. Crill, K.J. Ranson, D. Lettenmaier, and D.E. Wickland. 1995. The boreal ecosystem-atmosphere study (BOREAS): an overview and early results from the 1994 field year. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 76(9):1549-1577.

Sellers, P.J., F.G. Hall, R.D. Kelly, A. Black, D. Baldocchi, J. Berry, M. Ryan, K.J. Ranson, P.M. Crill, D.P. Lettenmaier, H. Margolis, J. Cihlar, J. Newcomer, D. Fitzjarrald, P.G. Jarvis, S.T. Gower, D. Halliwell, D. Williams, B. Goodison, D.E. Wickland, F.E. Guertin. 1997. BOREAS in 1997: Experiment overview, scientific results, and future directions. Journal of Geophysical Research. 102(D24):28731- 28770.

Strong, G.S., A.G. Barr, and C.L. Hrynkiw. 1996. Intercomparisons of the Vaisala and Airsonde Sounding Systems During BOREAS. CMOS Bulletin, June 1996.

Data Format

For information on Parameter/Variable Names, Variable Description/Definition, Units of Measurement, and Data File Format see the companion file

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14-Sept-1998 (data set citation revised on 12-Sep-2002)

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