Overview of the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive

@article{Durre2006OverviewOT,
  title={Overview of the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive},
  author={Imke Durre and R. S. Vose and David B. Wuertz},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
  year={2006},
  volume={19},
  pages={53-68}
}
This paper provides a general description of the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA), a new radiosonde dataset from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). IGRA consists of radiosonde and pilot balloon observations at more than 1500 globally distributed stations with varying periods of record, many of which extend from the 1960s to present. Observations include pressure, temperature, geopotential height, dewpoint depression, wind direction, and wind speed at standard, surface… 

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