ABLE Radiosonde System


General Purpose

The radiosonde system, when acquired, would provide in situ measurements (vertical profiles) of both the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere and the wind speed and direction.

Disposable sondes would be launched from a ground station at the Central Site.

The primary quantities are measured as functions of time during a free-balloon ascent:

Secondary (derived) quantities included in the data stream, also measured as functions of time, are:


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