Hungjui 2015: Evaluation of humidity correction methods for Vaisala RS92 tropical sounding data


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

Hungjui 2015: Hungjui Yu, Paul E. Ciesielski, Junhong Wang, Hung-Chi Kuo, Holger Vömel, and Ruud Dirksen, 2015: Evaluation of humidity correction methods for Vaisala RS92 tropical sounding data, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol.,doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00166.1

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A paper on correction of MEISEI radiosonde humidity data


We have recently published the following paper.

Sugidachi, T., and M. Fujiwara (2013), Correction of the stepwise change observed at 0C in Meisei RS2-91, RS-01G, and RS-06G radiosonde relative humidity profiles, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 91(3), 323-336, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2013-306.[link] Read the rest of this entry »

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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GRUAN manual open for discussion


Here is a first draft of the GRUAN manual (formerly called the GRUAN guide but now renamed to be consistent with WMO nomenclature). Click here for a MS_doc version.

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Meisei Temperature Reference (MTR) sonde


A paper on the Meisei Temperature Reference (MTR) sonde (by K. Shimizu and F. Hasebe) has been submitted to the Atmospheric Measurement Technology journal and now is under the open review process (link).

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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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