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Campaign nameSWEX - Sundowner Winds EXperiment
Campaign locationSanta Barbara, CA
Scheduled campaign dates (IOPs)1 April to 15 May 2020
Expected number of soundings100 for ISS, 80 for San Jose State University
Names and contacts (email) of PI'sLeila Carvalho, UCSB  <leila@eri.ucsb.edu>, Craig Clements, SJSU <craig.clements@sjsu.edu>
Is real time data transmission to GTS requestedNot request but EOL will transmit data to GTS
Date of data access restriction removal1 year embargo until 15 May 2021
Location of local data storage in Boulder after transmission from field

/scr/sci/voemel/data/radiosondes/2020_swex (Holger please confirm)

Data manager point of contactLinda Echo-Hawk

Radiosonde campaign specific information

Please fill out during setup and do not change during the project.



General sounding configuration (excluding site configuration)https://wiki.ucar.edu/download/attachments/326733716/mw41SettingsArchive_2020-02-21T234842.xml?version=1&modificationDate=1582329015575&api=v2
Station name (following the ISF naming convention)SWEX_ISS2, SWEX_ISS3, SWEX_SBFDHQ, SWEX_SBFS18
WMO station index number0 0
WMO region numberNorth America
Message typeMobile
Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees)

Refer to section 3.3 of the Data Management Plan

Altitude (of the ground at the launch site in meters above mean sea level)Refer to section 3.3 of the Data Management Plan
Launch site offsetRefer to section 3.3 of the Data Management Plan
Barometer offset (Reference pressure sensor altitude above ground, must be positive and must be measured after installation)Refer to section 3.3 of the Data Management Plan
GPS antenna offset (must be positive and must be measured after installation of the Vaisala system GPS antenna)Refer to section 3.3 of the Data Management Plan
Header for TEMP messages (must be followed by ~SMD2~SMH200\r\n)Not needed
Header for BUFR messages (must be followed by ~SMD2~SMH200\r\n)

IUSB2, IUSB3  (for ISS2 and ISS3)

IUSB1, IUSB4 (for SJSU)

Log file template

Sounding system configuration

1) First, update the system configuration by loading the latest file from the system back-up section: System backup and restore

2) Next, update the site specific configuration: (see Configuration of the Vaisala MW41 radiosonde system for details), following the information above.

Administration -> Sounding -> Station -> Edit

Message configurations

  • BUFR messages

The triggers and the message destination should already be set properly, only the message generation needs to be enabled and the header set properly. 

Administration -> Sounding -> Messages -> WMO Messages -> BUFR -> BUFR309052 All levels -> Edit

Message Header:                       IUSX02 KWBC ~SMD2~SMH200\r\n
Automatic message generation:   Enabled
Triggers:                                     At the end of ascending sounding

 

  • TEMP messages (once for each of TEMP A, B, C, and D)

The triggers and the message destination should already be set properly, only the message generation needs to be enabled and the header set properly.

A) Administration -> Sounding -> Messages -> WMO Messages -> TEMP and Pilot -> TEMP MOBIL A -> Edit

Message Header:                      UMXX32 KWBC ~SMD2~SMH200\r\n
Automatic message generation: Enabled
Triggers:                                   T, U,& W Sigp ready at 100 hPa level


B) Administration -> Sounding -> Messages -> WMO Messages -> TEMP and Pilot -> TEMP MOBIL B -> Edit

Message Header:                     UMXX32 KWBC ~SMD2~SMH200\r\n
Automatic message generation: Enabled
Triggers:                                  T, U,& W Sigp ready at 100 hPa level


C) Administration -> Sounding -> Messages -> WMO Messages -> TEMP and Pilot -> TEMP MOBIL C -> Edit

Message Header:                      UMXX32 KWBC ~SMD2~SMH200\r\n
Automatic message generation: Enabled
Triggers:                                   At the end of ascending sounding


D) Administration -> Sounding -> Messages -> WMO Messages -> TEMP and Pilot -> TEMP MOBIL D -> Edit

Message Header:                      UMXX32 KWBC ~SMD2~SMH200\r\n
Automatic message generation: Enabled
Triggers:                                   At the end of ascending sounding

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