Radiation Corrections Used in the AFGWC Stratospheric Analysis Models.
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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.
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