Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2471–2485, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2471-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2471–2485, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2471-2021

Data description paper 03 Jun 2021

Data description paper | 03 Jun 2021

Intercomparisons, error assessments, and technical information on historical upper-air measurements

Noemi Imfeld et al.

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Intercomparisons, Error Assessments, and Technical Information on Historical Upper-Air Measurements Noemi Imfeld, Leopold Haimberger, Alexander M. Sterin, Yuri Brugnara, and Stefan Brönnimann https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.925860

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Upper-air data form the backbone of reanalysis products, particularly in the pre-satellite era. However, historical upper-air data are error-prone because measurements at high altitude were especially challenging. Here, we present a collection of data from historical intercomparisons of radiosondes and error assessments reaching back to the 1930s that may allow us to better characterize such errors. The full database, including digitized data, images, and metadata, is made publicly available.