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ASCOS tethersonde
Entry ID: SMHI_IPY_ASCOS-tethersonde-01_1.0

Abstract: ASCOS was an interdisciplinary expedition to the central Arctic on the icebreaker Oden from 1 August to 9 September 2008. The expedition focused on processes relating to cloud formation in the summer Arctic and included observations of marine biology and chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, physical oceanography, aerosol chemistry and physics, and meteorology. A tethered balloon with meteorological instrument package operated on a near-continuous basis, profiling from the surface up to approximatly 700m. Measurements were made of wind(mean and turbulent), temperature, relative humidity, and on some occasions aerosol size spectra (16 channels, 0.25
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 87.5   S: 87.1   E: -4.0   W: -10.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ian M. Brooks
Dataset Title: ASCOS tethersonde
Dataset Release Date: 2009-08-10T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Leeds
Dataset Publisher: University of Leeds
Version: 1.0
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-08-17
Stop Date: 2008-09-01
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Data Center
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +46114958332
Contact Address:
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
City: Norrköping
Postal Code: SE-60176
Country: Sweden
Distribution Format: netCDF > NETwork Common Data Format
Phone: +44(0)113-343-6743
Fax: +44(0)113-343-6716
Email: ibrooks at
Contact Address:
School of Earth and Environment, Institute for Atmospheric Science
University of Leeds
Environment Building
Woodhouse Lane
City: Leeds
Province or State: West Yorkshire
Postal Code: LS2 9JT
Country: UK
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04