Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3115–3129, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3115-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3115–3129, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3115-2016

Research article 20 Jul 2016

Research article | 20 Jul 2016

Comparison of Vaisala radiosondes RS41 and RS92 at the ARM Southern Great Plains site

Michael P. Jensen et al.

Data sets

Soundings from SGP, June 2014 Sounding Intercomparison M. P. Jensen, T. Toto https://doi.org/10.5439/1171962

Surface Temperature and Humidity Reference System for Sondes (SURTHREF) J. Kyrouac https://doi.org/10.5439/1025285

Total Sky Imager Sky Cover (TSYSKYCOVER) J. Morris https://doi.org/10.5439/1025285

KAZR Active Remotely-Sensed Cloud Locations (KAZRARSCL) K. L. Johnson, T. Toto and M. P. Jensen https://doi.org/10.5439/1228768

MWR Retrievals (MWRRET) K. Gaustad and L. Riihimaki https://doi.org/10.5439/1027369

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Short summary
An intercomparison of Vaisala's latest-generation radiosonde RS41 and the widely used RS92 was performed in north-central Oklahoma, USA, during June 2014. The results indicate that for the conditions observed during the intercomparison the measurements of pressure, temperature, humidity, and winds agree to within the manufacturer-specified combined uncertainties. Some important exceptions were noted when exiting liquid cloud layers where evaporative cooling has less impact for RS41 measurements.