Hongbin Chen, who led the study, said: "Launched from a long-duration unmanned semi-submersible vehicle, with strong mobility and large coverage of the sea area, rocketsonde (meteorological rockets that are capable of launching weather instruments up to 8,000 meters into the atmosphere) can be used under severe sea conditions and will be more economical and applicable in the future."
Dr Juni Li, co-author of the study, explained: "The unmanned semi-submersible vehicle is an ideal platform for marine meteorological environmental monitoring, and the atmospheric profile information provided by rocketsonde launched from this platform can improve the accuracy of numerical weather forecasts at sea and in coastal zones."
(1992) Rocketsonde observations of the middle atmosphere dynamics at Uchinoura (31[degrees]N, 131[degrees]E) during DYANA campaign.
5], radiosondes, and rocketsondes. (28,29) Although these data were acquired simultaneously on September 11, 1985, observation sites were widely distributed over Japan.
A stratospheric warming is called minor if a significant temperature increase is observed (i.e., at least 25 degrees in a period of a week or less) at any stratospheric level in any area of the wintertime hemisphere, measured by radiosonde or rocketsonde
data and/or indicated by satellite data; and if criteria for major warmings are not met.
The traditional ways of determining the modified refractivity profile include devices such as radiosondes, rocketsondes
, microwave refractometers and lidar .
This definition was likely based on the observational system available during the 1970s, largely comprised of radiosondes and rocketsondes