sonde: Balloon-Borne Sounding System

The balloon-borne sounding system (SONDE) provides in situ measurements (vertical profiles) of both the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere, and the wind speed and direction.

Sonde operations can provide important constraints for model simulations if used during field campaigns where multiple stations are operated around a central location with baseline measurements, such as a mobile facility. When deployed, sondes are launched at scheduled intervals.

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2019

Finlon J, G McFarquhar, S Nesbitt, R Rauber, H Morrison, W Wu, and P Zhang. 2019. "A novel approach for characterizing the variability in mass-dimension relationships: results from MC3E." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(6), 10.5194/acp-19-3621-2019.

Wang D, S Giangrande, K Schiro, M Jensen, and R Houze,. 2019. "The Characteristics of Tropical and Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Systems as Revealed by Radar Wind Profilers." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, , 10.1029/2018JD030087.
Research Highlight

Ghate V, D Mechem, M Cadeddu, E Eloranta, M Jensen, M Nordeen, and W Smith. 2019. "Estimates of entrainment in closed cellular marine stratocumulus clouds from the MAGIC field campaign." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, , 10.1002/qj.3514.

Loveless D, T Wagner, D Turner, S Ackerman, and W Feltz. 2019. "A Composite Perspective on Bore Passages during the PECAN Campaign." Monthly Weather Review, 147(4), 10.1175/MWR-D-18-0291.1.

Tjernström M, M Shupe, I Brooks, P Achtert, J Prytherch, and J Sedlar. 2019. "Arctic Summer Airmass Transformation, Surface Inversions, and the Surface Energy Budget." Journal of Climate, 32(3), 10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0216.1.

Terai C, Y Zhang, S Klein, M Zelinka, J Chiu, and Q Min. 2019. "Mechanisms behind the extratropical stratiform low‐cloud optical depth response to temperature in ARM site observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(4), doi:10.1029/2018JD029359.
Research Highlight

Silber I, J Verlinde, M Cadeddu, C Flynn, A Vogelmann, and E Eloranta. 2019. "Antarctic Cloud Macrophysical, Thermodynamic Phase, and Atmospheric Inversion Coupling Properties at McMurdo Station—Part II: Radiative Impact During Different Synoptic Regimes." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(3), doi:10.1029/2018JD029471.

Hicks M, B Demoz, K Vermeesch, and D Atkinson. 2019. "Intercomparison of Mixing Layer Heights from the National Weather Service Ceilometer Test Sites and Collocated Radiosondes." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 36(1), 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0058.1.

Schiro K and J Neelin. 2019. "Deep Convective Organization, Moisture Vertical Structure and Convective Transition using Deep-Inflow Mixing." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 76(4), 10.1175/JAS-D-18-0122.1.

Parsons D, K Haghi, K Halbert, B Elmer, and J Wang. 2019. "The Potential Role of Atmospheric Bores and Gravity Waves in the Initiation and Maintenance of Nocturnal Convection over the Southern Great Plains." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 76(1), 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0172.1.


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