radarsonde

radarsonde

[′rā‚där‚sänd]
(engineering)
An electronic system for automatically measuring and transmitting high-altitude meteorological data from a balloon, kite, or rocket by pulse-modulated radio waves when triggered by a radar signal.
A system in which radar techniques are used to determine the range, elevation, and azimuth of a radar target carried aloft by a radiosonde.
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radarsonde

radarsonde
Radar/radio sondes are two of the devices used for obtaining radar winds.
Similar to a radiosonde, except that information on temperature, pressure, and other atmospheric data is transmitted by secondary radar. The wind velocity at various heights is measured by radar tracking the radarsonde. See also radiosonde.
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