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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5253–5272, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5253-2021

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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5253–5272, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5253-2021
Data description paper
11 Nov 2021
Data description paper | 11 Nov 2021

JOANNE: Joint dropsonde Observations of the Atmosphere in tropical North atlaNtic meso-scale Environments

Geet George et al.

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Dropsondes measure atmospheric parameters such as temperature, pressure, humidity and horizontal winds. The EUREC4A field campaign deployed 1215 dropsondes during January–February 2020 in the north Atlantic trade-wind region in order to characterize the thermodynamic and the dynamic structure of the atmosphere, primarily at horizontal scales of ~ 200 km. We present JOANNE, the dataset that provides these dropsonde measurements and thereby a rich characterization of the trade-wind atmosphere.