Soundings from RAP, FIM, GFS, NAM, and other Model Analyses and Forecasts, RAOBS, Profilers, Radiometers, or Aircraft  (restricted)

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Instructions | Site info: METARs, Profilers, Radiometers, RAOBs, Airports
For information on interpreting these soundings, please see the following:
  • Practical Use of Meteorological Models and Visulization Tools for Soaring Forecasters Presentation by Walt Rogers at the 2016 Soaring Society of American National Convention (Greenville NC).
  • The NWS Publication The Front from Feb 2004. (The web site has been updated a bit from what is shown in the article, but this is an excellent reference for pilots nonetheless.)
  • Tutorial on upper air plots from UNISYS
  • Tutorial from Texas A & M

    Please send questions about this page to one or more of the following people.
    webmaster-amb.gsd for technical questions about the java display (such as a blank screen)
    Brian Jamison for questions about soundings and the SkewT display in general, and about RAOB soundings
    John Brown for questions about model soundings (types of models, available forecasts, latency, etc.)
    Model soundings provided by Stan Benjamin and Kevin Brundage,
    Profiler data provided by GSD's Demonstration Division,
    Radiometer data provided by Radiometrics
    RAOB data provided by Mark Govett and Brian Jamison

    Last modified: Tue Apr 5 22:07:17 GMT 2016