Temperature Sounding up to 2 KM: A Review of Techniques.
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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A review of all techniques for obtaining temperature soundings of the lower few kilometers of the atmosphere was undertaken in order to find suitable, reliable methods for obtaining comparison soundings and to educate ourselves concerning the accuracy and operating difficulties associated with these methods. The first section deals with measuring sensors which are imbedded in the atmosphere mercury thermometers, thermistor rods, beads, etc. to obtain the atmospheric temperature. Various means of placing these sensors in the atmosphere, such as balloons, towers, aircraft, rockets, kytoons, microwave levitation, etc. are discussed in the second section. The third section is concerned with other methods of obtaining temperature soundings these methods can best be classified as indirect. Author