Temperature and Humidity Profiling from Ground-based Sensors Today: How Good Are These Observations?

Dave Turner

NOAA/ESRL Global Systems Division

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019, 11:00 am
DSRC Room 1D403


Abstract

Temperature and humidity profiles, especially in the planetary boundary layer, are critical to a wide range of research and operational applications. Furthermore, many applications require high temporal resolution, which are not provided by traditional measurement approaches. This presentation will discuss the accuracy, resolution, and information content of commercially available ground-based thermodynamic profilers, which will involve a brief detour into retrieval algorithms. He will demonstrate how these observations are being used to characterize a range of phenomena from atmospheric bores to convective initiation.

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