Data from FNMOC in FGGE format via AFWA are plotted in the left plot. Data with qualities of 1, 2, 4, and 6
are plotted. Quality 2 is called suspect but is plotted here anyway since
exclusion causes frequent holes in the time-sections. The user should use his or her
critical judgment regarding any of the data.
Beware also of the interpolated values on the time-sections, particularly when the
soundings are more than 12 hours apart.
The plots on the right can be found at
They provide sounding variables (eg. indicies). The ascii form of their data can be accessed via their site or the NRL aerosol site (look for the row just below the raobs plots.)
Some stations report infrequently. Be sure to check the date and time of each plot
(listed at the top of the stuve plots
Winds are in kts. A full barb is 5 kts, and a half barb is 2.5 kts.