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  • n. Plural form of radiosonde.


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  • Instrument packages, called radiosondes, are attached to these balloons and are used to gather observations of temperature, humidity, wind speed, and wind direction as the balloon rises up to an altitude of 20, 30, or more km into the atmosphere. "

    Fred's Head from APH

  • Contrary to both global-warming theory and climate models, data from weather satellites show no atmospheric temperature increase over this period, and neither do the entirely independent radiosondes carried in weather balloons.

    Why I Remain a Global-Warming Skeptic

  • We have been measuring the atmosphere for decades using radiosondes: weather balloons with thermometers that radio back the temperature as the balloon ascends through the atmosphere.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Headline of the Day

  • The NCDC 2006 report also described temperature trends aloft in the atmosphere measured over the past 50 to 60 years using balloon-borne instruments (radiosondes) and for the past 28 years using satellites.

    Global warming

  • So there are still discrepancies between the troposphere temperaturessatellites and radiosondes and the models, which it is claimed predict the surface temperatures correctly.

    Rabett Run

  • It only allows limited comparison with obs, e.g. conventional upper air data radiosondes at jet stream level? where the parameterizations are not important exactly as Sylvie showed.

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems #2 « Climate Audit

  • This manuscript was posted because of the claims by Jimy Dudhia that NWS NCEP tests the global forecasts against radiosondes.

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems #2 « Climate Audit

  • Why not with all levels of radiosondes as Sylvie did so one can watch the errors propagate?

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems #2 « Climate Audit

  • As in that theory, one only needs the wind data from the radiosondes and the aircraft data to provide a sufficient analysis.

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems #2 « Climate Audit

  • But we also had Sylvie run the satellite data without the radiosondes, and the results were quite different.

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems #2 « Climate Audit


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