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Title: Report of preliminary analysis of data from dew-point hygrometer profiles during the ARM 1996 WVIOP

Abstract

Unique commercial light-weight chilled-mirror dew-point sensors were flown on tethered balloons during the Water Vapor Intensive Operation Period (WVIOP) in September 1996. Comparisons were made between in situ and remote sensing instruments that detect water vapor. We obtained a special waiver to fly the sensors up to 1 km both day and night from the FAA. Preliminary comparisons with tower mounted, surface-based temperature/relative humidity probes, rawinsonde, air-borne chilled-mirror dew point, and Raman lidar profiles are included. Profiles during nocturnal boundary layer wind jet occurrences are presented as special cases along with balloon-borne nephelometer light scattering profile comparisons.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
444058
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-96-4861
ON: DE97003592; TRN: 97:001685
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; WATER VAPOR; DATA ACQUISITION; BALLOONS; DEW POINT; HUMIDITY; LIGHT SCATTERING; PROBES; REMOTE SENSING; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION; HYGROMETRY; METEOROLOGY

Citation Formats

Porch, W, Fernandez, A, and Spurgeon, W. Report of preliminary analysis of data from dew-point hygrometer profiles during the ARM 1996 WVIOP. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/444058.
Porch, W, Fernandez, A, & Spurgeon, W. Report of preliminary analysis of data from dew-point hygrometer profiles during the ARM 1996 WVIOP. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/444058
Porch, W, Fernandez, A, and Spurgeon, W. Sat . "Report of preliminary analysis of data from dew-point hygrometer profiles during the ARM 1996 WVIOP". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/444058. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/444058.
@article{osti_444058,
title = {Report of preliminary analysis of data from dew-point hygrometer profiles during the ARM 1996 WVIOP},
author = {Porch, W and Fernandez, A and Spurgeon, W},
abstractNote = {Unique commercial light-weight chilled-mirror dew-point sensors were flown on tethered balloons during the Water Vapor Intensive Operation Period (WVIOP) in September 1996. Comparisons were made between in situ and remote sensing instruments that detect water vapor. We obtained a special waiver to fly the sensors up to 1 km both day and night from the FAA. Preliminary comparisons with tower mounted, surface-based temperature/relative humidity probes, rawinsonde, air-borne chilled-mirror dew point, and Raman lidar profiles are included. Profiles during nocturnal boundary layer wind jet occurrences are presented as special cases along with balloon-borne nephelometer light scattering profile comparisons.},
doi = {10.2172/444058},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/444058}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {3}
}