Surface Based Temperature Inversions on the White Sands Missile Range,
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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Surface based temperature inversion data were extracted from daily radiosonde observations RAOB at White Sands Desert WSD and Holloman HMS Raob sites on the White Sands Missile Range. The total number of observations, the percent of observations with surface based inversions, the average temperature at the top and at the base of the inversion, the average temperature change the inversion, the extreme temperature change through the inversion, the average depth of the inversion in presure and geometric height units, and the standard deviations of the average temperature and heights of the inversions were compiled and presented in both tabular and graphical form. Discussion of the monthly variations in the surface inversion along with a closer look at the diurnal change of the surface inversion is presented.