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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4043-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4043-2015
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02 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 02 Oct 2015

Altitude misestimation caused by the Vaisala RS80 pressure bias and its impact on meteorological profiles

Y. Inai, M. Shiotani, M. Fujiwara, F. Hasebe, and H. Vömel

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For conventional soundings, the pressure bias of radiosonde leads to an altitude misestimation, which can lead to offsets in any meteorological profile. Therefore, we must take this issue into account to improve historical data sets.