Uncertainty in radiosonde measurements of temperature and relative humidity estimated from dual-sonde soundings made during the September 1996 ARM Water Vapor IOP

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Studies of radiosonde accuracy have tended to involve intercomparisons among different radiosonde types. One goal of these intercomparisons has been to quantify biases or other systematic errors related to the kinds of sensors employed. Little apparent attention has been paid, however, to the operational uncertainty associated with a single sensor type. The US Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has used a single radiosonde type since beginning field operations in 1992 at its Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site. Because of the dependence of ARM Science Team experiments on measurements of the atmospheric state, considerable interest exists within ... continued below

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Lesht, B.M. December 31, 1998.

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Studies of radiosonde accuracy have tended to involve intercomparisons among different radiosonde types. One goal of these intercomparisons has been to quantify biases or other systematic errors related to the kinds of sensors employed. Little apparent attention has been paid, however, to the operational uncertainty associated with a single sensor type. The US Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has used a single radiosonde type since beginning field operations in 1992 at its Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site. Because of the dependence of ARM Science Team experiments on measurements of the atmospheric state, considerable interest exists within the program in quantifying the uncertainty associated with radiosonde measurements. The September 1996 Water Vapor Intensive Operations Period (WVIOP) provided an excellent opportunity to investigate further the operational performance of the radiosondes used by ARM.

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  • 78. American Meteorological Society annual meeting, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 11-16 Jan 1998

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  • Other: DE98050095
  • Report No.: ANL/ER/CP--93862
  • Report No.: CONF-980121--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/564131 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc697192

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Lesht, B.M. Uncertainty in radiosonde measurements of temperature and relative humidity estimated from dual-sonde soundings made during the September 1996 ARM Water Vapor IOP, report, December 31, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc697192/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.