radiosonde observation

radiosonde observation

[′rād·ē·ō‚sänd ‚äb·zər‚vā·shən]
(meteorology)
An evaluation in terms of temperature, relative humidity, and pressure aloft, of radio signals received from a balloon-borne radiosonde; the height of each mandatory and significant pressure level of the observation is computed from these data. Also known as raob.
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Comparison of precipitable water derived from ground-based GPS measurements with radiosonde observations over the Korean Peninsula.
Radiosonde observations include the air temperature, pressure, moisture and wind measurements at various levels (up to 35 km).
This linear connection was first determined by Okulov (2003) on the basis of radiosonde observations at Tallinn Aerological Station (59.