An operational radio acoustic sounding system (RASS)

Robert M. Peters, Bruce A. Albrecht, William J. Syrett

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Abstract

An automatic and remotely controlled radio acoustic sounding system (RASS) that provides sound velocity profiles and reliable estimates of corresponding profiles of virtual temperature with a height and time resolution not attainable by any other measurement method is described. Experiments that included the RASS, surface-based instruments and a laser ceilometer and that allowed the calculation of various parameters associated with the stability of the lower troposphere and cloud formation are discussed. RASS-derived temperatures are compared with those obtained from on-site balloon soundings. The temperature accuracies are shown to be within the spectral resolution of the Doppler processor of the wind profiler.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1181-1184
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Event10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90 - College Park, MD, USA
Duration: May 20 1990May 20 1990

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Other10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90
CityCollege Park, MD, USA
Period5/20/905/20/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Peters, R. M., Albrecht, B. A., & Syrett, W. J. (1990). An operational radio acoustic sounding system (RASS). 1181-1184. Paper presented at 10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90, College Park, MD, USA, .