EOL Facility: 
Computing, Data and Software Facility (CDS)
Maintenance Status: 
Used by these EOL facilities: 
Visualization and quality control of upsonde and dropsonde radiosonde soundings. Command line, batch and GUI based interfaces are available.


Operating System: 


Revision History

The changes that are visible to users are given in the following table. The many changes that are made for software maintenance and obscure bug fixes are not listed here. 

Date Revision Details
Jan03,2014 7635
  • First native build on OSX 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Corrected LAST REPORT section of the 62626 group to not specify the observation numbers.
  • Upgrade synoptic map to current GIS packages.
  • Extensive software build system overhaul.
  • XP support ended.
  • Deployed to the 53rd for the 2014 hurricane season.
Sep07,2013 7566
  • Added an option to include a title on the synoptic plot. The option is set in the configuration synoptic plot tab.
Aug27,2013 7563
  • Fixed a bug in the configuration editor, which was only manifesting itself on Snow Leopard. Improved the handling of the software revision number.
Aug24,2013 7562
  • Fix the way that the default configuration files are created.
Aug22,2013 7560
  • Changed the file naming convention for the synoptic map autosave. File names now begin with SynMap_
  • Added an option to allow the pressure monotonic check to be disabled.
May02,2013 7551
  • FRD file output: a diagnosed vertical wind speed is reported in the vertical wind column, instead of the sonde fall speed.
  • FRD file input: read the raw geopotential output rather than the GPS altitude.
  • The software sourece code revision number is included in the comment line of output files.
  • The sounding "splash time" is added to the surface observation note on the summary tab.
  • An option was aded to allow users to add a disclaimer to EOL output files.
Jan10,2013 7526
  • Deployed to the 53rd for the 2013 hurricane season.





















Derived from the HRD Editsonde program (1998). Initially developed for AFRES 53rd Hurricane Hunters real-time operations. Later expanded for general upsonde and dropsonde application.


Approximately 1200 registered downloads as of Nov 2008.

10.9 (Mavericks)
Version Number Download File
7635 AspenV3.1-7635.dmg
OSX 10.7-10.8 (Lion and Mountain Lion)
Version Number Download File
7566 AspenV3.1-7566.dmg
7562 AspenV3.1-7562.dmg
7560 AspenV3.1-7560.dmg
7551 AspenV3.1-7551.dmg
7526 AspenV3.1-7526.dmg
OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Version Number Download File
7566 AspenV3.1-7566-SL.dmg
7563 AspenV3.1-7563-SL.dmg