comparative rabal

comparative rabal

[kəm′par·əd·iv ′rā‚bal]
(engineering)
A rabal observation (that is, a radiosonde balloon tracked by theodolite) taken simultaneously with the usual rawin observation (tracking by radar or radio direction-finder), to provide a rough check on the alignment and operating accuracy of the electronic tracking equipment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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