The data sources listed below represent various levels of processing of the raw sounding data (available from UCAR's JOSS). They include merged sounding and 915 MHz wind profiler data as well as objectively analyzed and gridded analyses.
It is extremely important to emphasize that most of the data sets listed are evolutionary. Namely, we are continually working to improve the quality of the data as new information becomes available. Therefore, we urge you to keep abreast of updates by registering your use of the datasets with us (see contact person at bottom of this page). As an example, during Summer 1997 a major effort is underway to correct and improve the reported humidity values from the COARE soundings. When a consensus is reached on a set of corrections, we will add a revised dataset to the inventory.
Ciesielski, P.E., R.H. Johnson, P.T. Haertel and J. Wang: 2003: Corrected TOGA COARE sounding humidity data: Impact on diagnosed properties of convection and climate over the warm pool. J. Clim., 16, 2370-2384. [ PDF]