On the use of Slow Ascent Meter-Scale sampling (SAMS) radiosondes for observing overturning events in the free atmosphere

Ben B. Balsley, Lakshmi Kantha, William Colgan

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This note describes the development of a method for obtaining high vertical resolution (meter scale) measurements of basic meteorological quantities and turbulent overturns, using radiosondes with slow ascent rates. Although the method has some limitations, it can provide profiles of standard atmospheric variables from the surface to more than 20 km, with significantly improved vertical resolution. It can also help better identify regions of turbulent overturns. This correspondence presents some initial results demonstrating the occurrence of relatively small-vertical-scale overturns throughout the entire atmospheric column.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)766-775
Antal sider10
TidsskriftJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Vol/bind27
Udgave nummer4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2010
Udgivet eksterntJa

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  • Programområde 5: Natur og klima

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