Data products

Overview about data products

All certified GRUAN data products are based on measurements and processing that adhere to the GRUAN principles (e.g. Immler et. al 2010).

Please sign up for our GRUAN data user service (Registration), if you are interested in GRUAN data products. You will then receive occasional updates and news about GRUAN data products as they become available.

All GRUAN data products can be accessed openly.

Please consider including GRUAN scientists as co-authors for publications in which GRUAN data play a substantial role or are extensively used.

Please do not hesitate to contact the GRUAN Lead Centre (email) if you have questions about data quality and/or suitability of the data for the specific study in question and offer co-authorship for data that directly contibuted to your research.

All release versions of GRUAN data products are accessible at NCEI. Before access to data please register at our GRUAN data user service.

GRUAN data products

GDP as documented NetCDF

  • RS92-GDP.2 -- Certified RS92 GRUAN data product version 2
  • RS-11G-GDP.1 -- Certified RS-11G GRUAN data product version 1
  • RS41-GDP.1 -- Certified RS41 GRUAN data product version 1
  • IMS-100-GDP.2 -- Certified iMS-100 GRUAN data product version 2

Relevant documents

GRUAN-TN-1: Vömel, H., Sommer, M. and Dirksen, R.: Establishing Data Products For New Radiosondes in GRUAN. GRUAN Technical Note GRUAN-TN-1, v1.0 (2013-07-08).

GRUAN-TN-4: Thorne, P.: Guidelines on requirements for the initial development of a GRUAN data product. GRUAN Technical Note GRUAN-TN-4, v1.0 (2016-04-21).

Further data levels and products

For internal use and development purposes only

Beta versions of GRUAN data products

BETA as documented NetCDF

This group of data products includes all versions which are in certification process, in development or with special focus.

Manufacturer data product

EDT as documented NetCDF

Converted raw data

Raw data as documented NetCDF

Original raw data

Mostly available in undocumented (proprietary) file formats