Wind Profiler Database from TOGA-COARE: Data Download
Gridded Data Files
A new gridded data set isalso available for certain stations. These data have been interpolated onto a uniform 100-m vertical height grid. These files can also be downloaded from the table below. The gridded data set is stored in files with names of the form "sss_ix_yyyy.txt", where "sss " is replaced by the 3-character station abbreviation given below, "x" is replaced by the profiler/mode character ('a'=915-MHz high mode, 'b'=915-MHz low mode, 'e'=50-MHz), andyyyy is the year. Zipped files are also available in a separate directory which have the same name except for the "zip" extension replacing the "txt" extension.
If you download these data please send us a 1-2 sentence description of your intended use so that we can inform you of other analysis programs underway on related topics and can keep you apprised of any developments regarding quality control. If you use these data in publications, please acknowledge NOAA PSL. Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint or reprint of any publications utilizing these profiler data for inclusion in our profiler bibliography.
Click on a station name below to select and download raw files for that site.
There are also "gridded" files available.
|Profiler Station Name||
TOGA File Prefix
Gridded File Prefix
|Latitude||Longitude||Approx Data Range|
|Biak - 50 MHz (gridded) [zipped files]||bi||bia||1.18 S||136.10 E||Mar 1992||Mar 1999|
|Biak - 915 MHz (gridded)[zipped files]||bb||bia||1.18 S||136.10 E||Dec 1994||Dec 1997|
|Christmas I. - 50 MHz (gridded)[zipped files]||ch||chr||2.00 N||157.40 W||Mar 1990||Aug 2002|
|Christmas I. - 915 MHz (gridded)[zipped files]||cx||chr||2.00 N||157.40 W||Mar 1990||Aug 2002|
|Galapagos - 915 MHz (gridded) [zipped files]||ga, gl||gal||0.90 S||89.61 W||Oct 1994||. . .|
|Manus - 915 MHz(gridded)[zipped files]||ma||man||2.06 S||147.42 E||Apr 1992||Feb 2003|
|Nauru - 915 MHz(gridded)[zipped files]||na||nau||0.54S||166.92 E||Nov 1992||Feb 2003|
|Piura, Peru - 50 MHz (gridded)[zipped files]||pi||piu||5.17 S||80.64 W||Feb 1991||. . .|
|Tarawa - 915 MHz (gridded)[zipped files]||ta||tar||1.36 N||172.92 E||Aug 1994||Feb 2003|
|Darwin - 50 MHz (1)*||ds||dar||12.44 S||130.95 E||Oct 1990||Aug 1995|
|Darwin - 920 MHz*||db||dar||12.44 S||130.95 E||--||--|
|Kapingamarangi - 915 MHz*||kp||kap||1.07 N||154.81 E||Nov 1992||Feb 1993|
|Kavieng - 915 MHz*||ka||kav||2.58 S||150.81 E||Nov 1992||Feb 1993|
|R/V Ka'imimoana - 915 MHz*||km||kai||--||--||Jun 1996||Nov 1996|
|R/V Kexue #1 - 915 MHz*||s1||kx1||--||--||Nov 1992||Feb 1993|
|R/V Moana Wave - 915 MHz*||mw||mwv||--||--||Nov 1992||Feb 1993|
|R/V Shiyan #3 - 915 MHz*||e3||sh3||--||--||Nov 1992||Feb 1993|
|TOGA-COARE 6 sites*||--||--||--||--||Nov 1992||Feb 1993|
|--||--||--||--||Nov 1992||Feb 1993|
NOTE 1: The 50-MHz Darwin profiler is owned by Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre (BMRC), Melbourne, Australia.
*'d Data not available at this time.
R/V = Research Vessel