Accession Number:

ADA207208

Title:

On the Correction of Shipboard Miniradiosondes of the Western Mediterranean Circulation Experiment - June 1986

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1988-Jan 1989

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Atmospheric soundings taken during the Western Mediterranean Circulation Experiment of June 1986 are found to contain inaccuracies due to instrument miscalibrations and ship-induced distortions. Once a criterion is established to identify those soundings in need of surface-layer modification, several corrective techniques are applied to the data. It is found that a profile correction method using surface measurements corrected for ship-induced distortions is best able to provide realistic and representative soundings within the surface layer.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE