Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 165–183, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-165-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 165–183, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-165-2022

Research article 11 Jan 2022

Research article | 11 Jan 2022

On the quality of RS41 radiosonde descent data

Bruce Ingleby et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-183', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Bruce Ingleby, 08 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-183', Junhong Wang, 02 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Bruce Ingleby, 08 Oct 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2021-183', Anonymous Referee #3, 02 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Bruce Ingleby, 08 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Bruce Ingleby on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Oct 2021) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by M. Venkat Ratnam (29 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish as is (24 Nov 2021) by Ad Stoffelen
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Short summary
Radiosonde descent data could provide extra profiles of the atmosphere for forecasting and other uses. Descent data from Vaisala RS41 radiosondes have been compared with the ascent profiles and with ECMWF short-range forecasts. The agreement is mostly good. The descent rate is very variable and high descent rates cause temperature biases, especially at upper levels. Ascent winds are affected by pendulum motion; on average, the descent winds are smoother.