Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Research article
28 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 28 Feb 2019

Evaluation of Windsond S1H2 performance in Kumasi during the 2016 DACCIWA field campaign

Geoffrey Elie Quentin Bessardon, Kwabena Fosu-Amankwah, Anders Petersson, and Barbara Jane Brooks


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Dec 2018) by Mathew Evans
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Jan 2019) by Mathew Evans
AR by Geoffrey Bessardon on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Feb 2019) by Mathew Evans
Short summary
This paper presents the first performance assessment during a field campaign of a new reusable radiosonde: the Windsond S1H2. The reuse feature of the S1H2 requires evaluation of the data alteration due to sonde reuse in addition to performance and reproducibility assessments. A comparison with the Vaisala RS41-SG, a well-proven system, shows the potential of the S1H2, with no major performance degradation arising from S1H2 sonde reuse but shows the need for improving the S1H2 GPS system.