NOAA/ESRL Radiosonde Database


General information about this database, access to station lists, database access software for our CDrom and DVD archive products, and other details is available on the ESRL website.

Recent Activities:

  • January 2014
       - Updated the archive with GTS data collected from NWS (IGRA archive) and ESRL/GSD data from 2010 thru 2013.
       - Added about 250 new entries to the station list.
       - Updated the inventory to include all observations from 2000 thru 2013.
       - Added North American observations for 1946 - 1993. This data was originally produced on CDROM in 1992, and then updated. It does not contain data above 100 millibars pressure, and only observations from North America are available. An inventory will be available soon.

    I. Input Dates: (UTC units)

    From: yr mo dy hr

    Thru: yr mo dy hr

    II. Sounding Specific Information

    Hours of access: Data levels:

    Wind Units:

    III. Select Stations / Data

    Select Radiosonde Sites by:


    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
    Global Systems Division (GSD)

    Prepared by Mark Govett, Mark.W.Govett@noaa.gov