A23. The surface observation should be compared to the surface data from the
radiosonde as a prelaunch check.
A pressure increase or failure of the pressure to decrease, or long periods of
The "LIST" program.
The level was selected us significant due to changes in the relative humidity.
To ensure an accurate representation of the vertical profile of the atmosphere at
the time of the sounding.
A wind direction change of 10 degrees or more provided the wind speed is greater
than 10 knots.
U.S. Navy ships
RI indicates refractive index values (N-units) and MRI indicates modified
refractive index values (M-units).
The 101 -indicator groups are used to report additive data such as the reason for
termination, corrected data, and sections of doubtful data.
To conduct low-level wind observations used for tactical fixed-wing and rotary
aircraft operations, and paradrop operations.
From the change in the horizontal position of the balloon, and then computed
either manually by using a Winds Aloft Computation sheet and aplotting board, or
automatically by using a calculator or computer program.
The Federal Meteorological Handbook (FMH-3).
Geophysics Fleet Program Library (GFMPL).
A white balloon.
The upper-air code allows a large volume of data to be transmitted internationally
by using only a small number of characters. The code also provides for rapid
evaluation of data through the use of computers.
Mobile land sites
At the synoptic hours 00Z, 06Z, 12Z, 18Z.
The 00Z or 12Z synoptic hour, whichever is closest to sunrise.