Engineering Report on a Dropsonde for Measuring Vertical Wind Velocity in Thunderstorms

This report describes a special dropsonde for measuring and mapping the vertical wind inside thunderstorms. One the possible ways of measuring vertical wind is to drop instruments from an airplane into the tops of thunderstorms. The report details Doppler radar which can give measurements over most of a storm, wherever there is rain, snow, or hail. Vertical speed is determined by observing the vertical speed of the reflecting precipitation particles and then applying a correction for the fall speed of these particles.

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Author Bushnell, R.
Glover, V.
Chu, R.
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Library
Publication Date 1973-01-01T00:00:00
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Suggested Citation Bushnell, R., Glover, V., Chu, R.. (1973). Engineering Report on a Dropsonde for Measuring Vertical Wind Velocity in Thunderstorms. UCAR/NCAR - Library. http://n2t.net/ark:/85065/d7db818b. Accessed 15 June 2024.

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