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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 491–514, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-491-2021

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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 491–514, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-491-2021

Data description paper 18 Feb 2021

Data description paper | 18 Feb 2021

Ship- and island-based atmospheric soundings from the 2020 EUREC4A field campaign

Claudia Christine Stephan et al.

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The EUREC4A field campaign took place in the western tropical Atlantic during January and February 2020. A total of 811 radiosondes, launched regularly (usually 4-hourly) from Barbados, and 4 ships measured wind, temperature, and relative humidity. They sampled atmospheric variability associated with different ocean surface conditions, synoptic variability, and mesoscale convective organization. The methods of data collection and post-processing for the radiosonde data are described here.