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Dropsonde
Dropsonde

Dropsondes or Dropwindsonde are fitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to measure the atmospheric state parameters (temp, humidity, wind speed/direction pressure) and location in 3 dimensional space during the sonde's descent once each half second. Measurements are transmitted to the aircraft from the time of release until impact with the ocean's surface.

Instrument Details

Multi
ATMOSPHERIC WINDS, ATMOSPHERE, WIND PROFILES, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE, ATMOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC WINDS, ATMOSPHERE, WIND PROFILES, WIND VELOCITY/SPEED PROFILES, ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR, ATMOSPHERE, WATER VAPOR INDICATORS, HUMIDITY, ATMOSPHERIC WINDS, ATMOSPHERE, WIND PROFILES, WIND DIRECTION PROFILES, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC WINDS, ATMOSPHERE
Full Column Profile
0.5 s, 0.25 s
325 km
< 20 kHz
Currently unavailble
  • Gerald Heymsfield, Terry Hock, Gary Wick, Jeffrey Halverson

  • Gerald Heymsfield, Jeffrey Halverson

  • Vaisala Inc., NCAR, Yankee Environmental Systems

  • Currently unavailable

  • Currently unavailable

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1 Deployment
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2007
Costa Rica, tropical Eastern Pacific
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1 Deployment
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Aeolus Cal/Val

NASA Aeolus Calibration/Validation Test Flight Campaign

2019
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1 Deployment
· 4 Data Products
TEFLUN

TExas and FLorida UNderflights

1998
Texas, Florida
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2 Deployments
· 0 Data Products
TC4

Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling

2007
Costa Rica, tropical Eastern Pacific
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1 Deployment
· 0 Data Products
CRYSTAL-FACE

Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers Florida Area Cirrus Experiment

2002
Southern Florida
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1 Deployment
· 1 Data Product
TEFLUN

TExas and FLorida UNderflights

1998
Texas, Florida
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2 Deployments
· 0 Data Products
Ongoing
ACTIVATE

Aerosol Cloud meTerology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment

2020 — Ongoing
Western North Atlantic Ocean
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4 Deployments
· 0 Data Products

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