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ID

GRUAN-TN-7

Title

Rigging Recommendations For Dual RadiosondeSoundings

Authors

Christoph von Rohden, Michael Sommer, and Ruud Dirksen

Last version

v1.0 (2016-08-12)

Status

Published

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Abstract

This document gives a recommendation for the payload configuration for performing dual soundings with two radiosondes. General guidelines are specified which aides the operator to prepare a payload for dual soundings. The recommendation is partly based on the results of Vaisala RS92-RS41 dual soundings performed at Lindenberg observatory using various configurations of the payload. In addition, general rules and guidelines are proposed for rigs with multiple-device payloads.

History

v1.0 (2016-08-12)

C. von Rohden, M. Sommer, R. Dirksen, First published version as GRUAN Technical Note 7(GRUAN-TN-7)

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