Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1989–1999, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1989–1999, 2020

Research article 21 Apr 2020

Research article | 21 Apr 2020

On the estimation of vertical air velocity and detection of atmospheric turbulence from the ascent rate of balloon soundings

Hubert Luce and Hiroyuki Hashiguchi


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (07 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jan 2020) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Jan 2020)
RR by John McHugh (30 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish as is (04 Feb 2020) by Ad Stoffelen

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Hubert Luce on behalf of the Authors (20 Mar 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (23 Mar 2020) by Ad Stoffelen
Short summary
Vertical ascent rate Vb of meteorological balloons is sometimes used for retrieving vertical air velocity, an important parameter for meteorological applications. Comparisons with concurrent radar and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) measurements of atmospheric turbulence showed that Vb can be increased in turbulent layers due to the probable decrease in the drag coefficient of the balloon. We conclude that Vb can also potentially be used for the detection of atmospheric turbulence.