Dirksen et al. (2014): Reference quality upper-air measurements: GRUAN data processing for the Vaisala RS92 radiosonde


This GRUAN relevant paper was published. Please have a look on the following abstract.

Dirksen 2014: Dirksen, R. J., Sommer, M., Immler, F. J., Hurst, D. F., Kivi, R., and Vömel, H. (2014): Reference quality upper-air measurements: GRUAN data processing for the Vaisala RS92 radiosonde, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 4463-4490, doi:10.5194/amt-7-4463-2014

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Overview of the Availability and Scheduling of GRUAN data products of radiosounding

  • Availability of GRUAN Data Product RS92-GDP v2 – For the Vaisala RS92 radiosonde is a GRUAN Data Product available. The Availability will be updated weekly.

Summary report of the full GRUAN network

  • Scheduling of aerological soundings – This page shows the schedule at the GRUAN sites.

Please have a look on: www.gruan.org , too.

Pre-launch procedures for RS92 soundings


Attached is a document describing the requirements for GRUAN station regarding the pre-launch procedures for routine soundings with Vaisala RS92 radiosondes.  In order to obtain high data quality, ensure long term stability,  and to make sure that measurement uncertainties are within the ranges that are reported in the product files, it is important that some ground checks are made before launch in the way described in this document and that the meta-data are reported to the GRUAN lead centre.

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Reference guidelines are online for discussion


The paper “A guide for upper-air reference measurements” by F. Immler, J. Dykema, T. Gardiner, D. N. Whiteman, P. W. Thorne, and H. Vömel went online on the interactive Journal “Atmospheric Measurement Techniques” where it is open for public discussion for eight weeks (link).

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