Remote-Sensing and Radiosonde Datasets Collected in the San Luis Valley During the LAPSE-RATE Campaign

Tyler Bell, Petra Klein, Julie Lundquist, Sean Waugh

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In July 2018, the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) hosted a flight week to showcase the role remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs) can have in filling the atmospheric data gap. This campaign was called Lower Atmospheric Process Studies at Elevation – a Remotely-piloted Aircraft Team Experiment (LAPSE-RATE). In support of this campaign, ground-based remote and in situ systems were also deployed for the campaign. The University of Oklahoma deployed the Collaborative Lower Atmospheric Mobile Profiling System (CLAMPS), the University of Colorado deployed two Doppler wind lidars, and the National Severe Storms Laboratory deployed a mobile mesonet with the ability to launch radiosondes. This paper focuses on the data products from these instruments that result in profiles of the atmospheric state. The data are publicly available in the Zenodo LAPSE-RATE community portal (, 19 January 2021). The profile data discussed are available at (Bell and Klein, 2020), (Bell et al., 2020b), (Bell et al., 2020a), (Waugh, 2020b), (Waugh, 2020a), and (Lundquist et al., 2020).
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1041-1051
Number of pages11
JournalEarth System Science Data
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5000-79670


  • atmospheric data
  • in situ systems
  • remote systems
  • remotely piloted aircraft systems


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