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Title: Radiosondes Corrected for Inaccuracy in RH Measurements

Abstract

Corrections for inaccuracy in Vaisala radiosonde RH measurements have been applied to ARM SGP radiosonde soundings. The magnitude of the corrections can vary considerably between soundings. The radiosonde measurement accuracy, and therefore the correction magnitude, is a function of atmospheric conditions, mainly T, RH, and dRH/dt (humidity gradient). The corrections are also very sensitive to the RH sensor type, and there are 3 Vaisala sensor types represented in this dataset (RS80-H, RS90, and RS92). Depending on the sensor type and the radiosonde production date, one or more of the following three corrections were applied to the RH data: Temperature-Dependence correction (TD), Contamination-Dry Bias correction (C), Time Lag correction (TL). The estimated absolute accuracy of NIGHTTIME corrected and uncorrected Vaisala RH measurements, as determined by comparison to simultaneous reference-quality measurements from Holger Voemel's (CU/CIRES) cryogenic frostpoint hygrometer (CFH), is given by Miloshevich et al. (2006).

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DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences
Keywords:
Atmospheric moisture; Atmospheric pressure; Atmospheric temperature
OSTI Identifier:
1169509
DOI:
10.5439/1169509

Citation Formats

Miloshevich, Larry. Radiosondes Corrected for Inaccuracy in RH Measurements. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.5439/1169509.
Miloshevich, Larry. Radiosondes Corrected for Inaccuracy in RH Measurements. United States. doi:10.5439/1169509.
Miloshevich, Larry. 2008. "Radiosondes Corrected for Inaccuracy in RH Measurements". United States. doi:10.5439/1169509. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1169509. Pub date:Tue Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2008
@article{osti_1169509,
title = {Radiosondes Corrected for Inaccuracy in RH Measurements},
author = {Miloshevich, Larry},
abstractNote = {Corrections for inaccuracy in Vaisala radiosonde RH measurements have been applied to ARM SGP radiosonde soundings. The magnitude of the corrections can vary considerably between soundings. The radiosonde measurement accuracy, and therefore the correction magnitude, is a function of atmospheric conditions, mainly T, RH, and dRH/dt (humidity gradient). The corrections are also very sensitive to the RH sensor type, and there are 3 Vaisala sensor types represented in this dataset (RS80-H, RS90, and RS92). Depending on the sensor type and the radiosonde production date, one or more of the following three corrections were applied to the RH data: Temperature-Dependence correction (TD), Contamination-Dry Bias correction (C), Time Lag correction (TL). The estimated absolute accuracy of NIGHTTIME corrected and uncorrected Vaisala RH measurements, as determined by comparison to simultaneous reference-quality measurements from Holger Voemel's (CU/CIRES) cryogenic frostpoint hygrometer (CFH), is given by Miloshevich et al. (2006).},
doi = {10.5439/1169509},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
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