Accession Number:

ADA093195

Title:

Radiation Corrections Used in the AFGWC Stratospheric Analysis Models.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CENTRAL OFFUTT AFB NE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

At stratospheric levels, radiosonde temperature sensors are affected not only by the ambient air temperature but also by direct short-wave solar radiation and by long-wave radiation. The short-wave radiation causes a radiosonde temperature sensor to sense a temperature warmer than the ambient air. The long-wave radiation causes the temperature sensor to measure a temperature cooler than the ambient air. This technical note describes how corrections are applied to radiosonde temperature observations to account for the effects of short and long-wave radiation.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE