Motivation for developing recoverable radiosonde systems...

5/12/02


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Motivation for developing recoverable radiosonde systems...

Two strategies to recover radiosondes

Yo-Yo sonde mode

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High soundings- less spatial resolution at any particular level

Shallow soundings - better horizontal resolution at any level

Over-ocean powersonde... Value is to make observations where other systems cannot

Island effects can produce unrepresentative measurements - would be nice to make soundings away from islands or coastlines...

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North American Monsoon Experiment (2004 summer)

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Diurnal variation of winds smaller on small islands than on big islands or on coastlines...

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Author: MICHAEL W. DOUGLAS

Email: Michael.Douglas@noaa.gov

Home Page: http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/pacs/