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INCOMPASS: Radiosonde measurements from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) airstrip, Kanpur, India
This dataset contains temperature, humidity, wind and GPS location information recorded from 137 radiosondes launched during July 2016 as part of the NERC/MoES Interaction of Convective Organization and Monsoon Precipitation, Atmosphere, Surface and Sea (INCOMPASS) field campaign. All radiosondes were launched from the airstrip of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, northern India, from the location 26.519N, 80.233E, 126m above sea level. Launches took place between 5th July and 28th July at 00, 06, 12, 18UTC. The Vaisala RS41-SG radiosondes were fitted to Totex TA350 balloons. The data were collected as part of the INCOMPASS field campaign May-July 2016, funded by Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) (NE/L01386X/1). The aim of the project was to improve the skill of rainfall prediction in operational weather and climate models by way of better understanding and representation of interactions between the land surface, boundary layer, convection, the large-scale environment and monsoon variability on a range of scales.