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

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.

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, , 10.1175/JAS-D-18-0122.1. ONLINE.

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.

2018

Solomon A, G de Boer, J Creamean, A McComiskey, M Shupe, M Maahn, and C Cox. 2018. "The relative impact of cloud condensation nuclei and ice nucleating particle concentrations on phase partitioning in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus clouds." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(23), 10.5194/acp-18-17047-2018.

Jackson R, S Collis, V Louf, A Protat, and L Majewski. 2018. "A 17 year climatology of convective cloud top heights in Darwin." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(23), 10.5194/acp-2018-408.
Research Highlight

Fast J, L Berg, L Alexander, D Bell, E D’Ambro, J Hubbe, C Kuang, J Liu, C Long, A Matthews, F Mei, R Newsom, M Pekour, T Pinterich, B Schmid, S Schobesberger, J Shilling, J Smith, S Springston, K Suski, J Thornton, J Tomlinson, J Wang, H Xiao, and A Zelenyuk. 2018. "Overview of the HI-SCALE Field Campaign: A New Perspective on Shallow Convective Clouds." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, , 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0030.1. ONLINE.

Naud C, J Booth, and F Lamraoui. 2018. "Post Cold Frontal Clouds at the ARM Eastern North Atlantic Site: An Examination of the Relationship Between Large-Scale Environment and Low-Level Cloud Properties." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(21), 10.1029/2018JD029015.
Research Highlight

Koch S, M Fengler, P Chilson, K Elmore, B Argrow, D Andra, and T Lindley. 2018. "On the Use of Unmanned Aircraft for Sampling Mesoscale Phenomena in the Preconvective Boundary Layer." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 35(11), 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0101.1.

Itterly K, P Taylor, and J Dodson. 2018. "Sensitivity of the Amazonian Convective Diurnal Cycle to Its Environment in Observations and Reanalysis." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(22), 10.1029/2018JD029251.


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