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.

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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.