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modified radiosonde for use in the boundary layer

Nigel J. Tapper

modified radiosonde for use in the boundary layer

by Nigel J. Tapper

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Published .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Offprint from: N.Z. Journal of Science, v. 23 (1980) p.319-22.

StatementNigel J. Tapper and Andrew P. Sturman.
ContributionsSturman, Andrew P.
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Open LibraryOL13944030M

Layers of clouds can be picked up from examining the Skew-T, clouds are present when the temperature and dewpoint just above the boundary layer are equal. In the mid and upper levels, if the temperature is within 5 degrees of the dewpoint, that is a good indication clouds exist at that level (this is why upper level station plots fill in the. The depth of the planetary boundary layer (PBL) and its temporal evolution have important effects on weather, air quality and climate. While there are methods to detect the PBL depth from atmospheric profiles, few can be applied to different types of measurements and cope with changing atmospheric conditions. Many require supporting information from other instruments.

Abstract. It is commonly assumed that the levels of turbulence and dispersion in the stable planetary boundary layer (PBL) are low. This assumption strongly affects the modeling of air quality and plume dispersion in the nocturnal atmospheric surface layer. This study examines the use of gridded, multi-level reanalysis data to construct electromagnetic (EM) upper-air ducting climatology databases. The advantage of using reanalysis data for this purpose, as opposed to historical radiosonde data, is to fill-in the spatial gaps between radiosonde stations, especially in open ocean areas, and also the temporal gaps between the 00Z and 12Z radiosonde.

Humid and dry layers in the profile indicate the amount of energy available in the atmosphere. A deep dry layer can eat moisture from lower layers and thus prevent deep convection. CAPE and CIN Meteorological indices for convective available potential energy and convective inhibition. Calculated from radiosonde profile. An integrated approach using surface and upper air measurements was used to estimate evapotranspiration in a high mountain area. The first part of this work focused on identifying potential errors introduced into the results due to the characteristics of the sonde instrument and the dynamic environment it was used in. The second part of this work focused on estimating the evapotranspiration.


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Modified radiosonde for use in the boundary layer by Nigel J. Tapper Download PDF EPUB FB2

Radiosonde is the most common measurement technique used for thermodynamic profiles. Radiosonde data can be used to determine BLH based on the vertical profiles of meteorological parameters. Estimating climatological planetary boundary layer heights from radiosonde observations: Comparison of methods and uncertainty analysis Dian J.

Seidel,1 Chi O. Ao,2 and Kun Li3 Received 8 December ; revised 14 April ; accepted 21 April ; published 25 August File Size: KB.

[1] In this study, long‐term ( years) observations of a high vertical resolution radiosonde are used for the first time to identify the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) height over a tropical station, Gadanki (°N, °E). An alternative method of detecting ABL height from refractivity (N) profiles is proposed, which includes both temperature and water vapor information, and Cited by: Study of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Height from radiosonde data over a flat terrain at VBIT – Hyderabad (° N – ° E) K.V.

Dharmendra Kumar Associate Professor, Department of Physics Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, TSIndia. Abstract Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) processes control. Monthly atmospheric boundary layer height (ABLH) data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) ERA-Interim dataset with spatial resolution of ° was used during the.

Gaffen et al. () did not use humidity data above mb because of the known poor performance of the radiosonde hygristors in cold, dry environments. In boundary layer studies, higher vertical spatial data resolution than that usually obtained by NWS sound­ ings. At pressures below 50 hPa, significant bias effects of 5–10% in the ozone profile can occur, particularly for the radiosonde types used before Through the use of the Global Positioning System, modern radiosondes can measure geopotential heights with a higher accuracy.

This will reduce any bias effects in the measured pressure, i.e. The radiosonde is a balloon-borne, battery-powered instrument used together with the ground-receiving equipment to delineate the vertical profile of the atmosphere.

The radiosonde consists of meteorological measuring elements coupled to a radio transmitter and assembled into a small lightweight box. Figure Radiosonde ascent profiles at Shanwell, GMT Decem (a) temperature and potential temperature; (b) wind speed; (c) wind direction; (d) ascent rate, computed from the geopotential (solid line) and radar data (dashed line) and offset by −4 m s −1.

(From “A large amplitude gravity wave in the lower stratosphere detected by radiosonde,” G.J. Shutts, M.

Kitchen. [1] Planetary boundary layer (PBL) processes control energy, water, and pollutant exchanges between the surface and free atmosphere. However, there is no observation‐based global PBL climatology for evaluation of climate, weather, and air quality models or for characterizing PBL variability on large space and time scales.

radiosonde are used for the first time to identify the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) height over a tropical station, Gadanki ( N, E). An alternative method of. The planetary boundary layer is the medium of energy, moisture, momentum and pollutant exchange between the surface and the atmosphere.

In this paper, a method to derive the boundary layer mixing height (MH) was introduced and applied over the Heihe river basin. Atmospheric profiles from the MODerate Resolution Imaging Sepctroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard the.

The commonly used planetary boundary layer (PBL) parameterizations in atmospheric models can be divided into two categories: the traditional K-theory (eddy-diffusivity) parameterization and the eddy-diffusivity mass-flux (EDMF) commonly used K-theory parameterization includes first-order and order closures (Orlanski et al.

; Pielke and Mahrer ; Blackadar ; Wyngaard. Timesections of potential temperature, dewpoint temperature, modified radar refractivity (M), and the vertical derivative of the modified radar refractivity (dM/dZ) from radiosondes and the Ground-based High Resolution Interferometer Sounder (GB-HIS) during three experiments are studied to analyze refractive effects in the coastal boundary layer and evaluate GB-HIS performance.

Five years (–) of twice daily ( and local time) high resolution radiosonde data were used to estimate the convective and stable boundary layer heights (CBL and SBL. The climatology of planetary boundary layer height in China derived from radiosonde and reanalysis data Jianping Guo1,*, Yucong Miao1,*, Yong Zhang2, Huan Liu1, Zhanqing Li3,4, Wanchun Zhang1, Jing He1, Mengyun Lou1, Yan Yan1, Lingen Bian1, and Panmao Zhai1 1State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather & Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry of CMA.

[1] In this study, long‐term ( years) observations of a high vertical resolution radiosonde are used for the first time to identify the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) height over a tropical station, Gadanki (°N, °E).

An alternative method of detecting ABL height from refractivity (N) profiles is proposed, which includes both temperature and water vapor information, and several.

Durre I, Vose RS, Wuertz DB () Overview of the integrated global radiosonde archive. Clim. 19 (1): Seidel DJ, Zhang Y, Beljaars A, Golaz JC, Jacobson AR, Medeiros B () Climatology of the planetary boundary layer over the continental United States and Europe. Geophys Res AtmosD Stull, R.

The height of the atmospheric boundary layer is derived with the help of two different measuring systems and methods. From radiosoundings the boundary layer height is determined by the parcel method and by temperature and humidity gradients.

From lidar backscatter measurements a combination of the averaging variance method and the high-resolution gradient method is used to determine boundary. Finally, the data assimilationframework presented here has not traditionally been used inatmospheric boundary-layer studies, and may provide a useful approachfor studying other aspects of the boundary layer in the future.

As can be seen in Fig. 6d, LME represents the development of the lowest boundary layer more accurately than the interpolated radiosonde; that is, its behavior is very similar to that of the IPT.

This characteristic can also be seen in the mean diurnal cycle of the lowest temperatures (Fig. 7 and the and m levels).The radiosonde-based cloud retrieval algorithm of Zhang et al. (), which was significantly-modified from Wang and Rossow () by statistical analyses of temperature and RH measurements, was used to detect cloud boundaries.

The RH is transformed with respect to ice for levels with temperatures below 0 °C.A new method for detecting planetary boundary layers is introduced. • The method is valid for use with micropulse lidar, radiosonde and infrared spectrometer.

• PBLs spanning eight years are obtained and compared among different input data. • Diurnal and seasonal variations of .