radar winds

radar winds

The observation of wind velocity in the upper levels by the tracking of balloons either by primary or secondary radar. See radarsonde.
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Biggerstaff obtained wind measurements from seven StickNets deployed by Texas Tech University to validate the radar winds. The validation showed the radar-derived surface winds were a few mph faster on average than anemometer winds.
"SMART radar wind retrievals have been quality assured for seven hours around the time of landfall," Biggerstaff, SMART radar staff leader, wrote in a prepared statement.