UW-Madison ATMOCN 100 - Guest Lecture and Some Current Weather Notes (6 pages)

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Guest lecture notes not sure if we need to know. Some current weather notes and a few tips on how to find weather for homework assignment for Friday.


Lecture number:
6
Pages:
6
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Course:
Atmocn 100 - Weather and Climate
Edition:
1
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Atm Ocn 100 1st Edition Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture I Website of the day Notes II Surface Pressure III Humidity IV Vertical Structure of Atmospheric Temperature Outline of Current Lecture II Guest lecture notes III Information for Balloon Launching IV Weather for Friday notes Current Lecture Research Balloon Soundings Guest Lecture Erik Olson Space Science and Engineering Center UW Madison We are going to do the balloon launch at Engineering Measurements are taken at equal measurements around the United States Guest lecture not sure if we need to know for tests Sensor and Retrieval Algorithm Testing Retrieval This means not directly measuring the data it means trying to guess what the temperature is in the atmosphere The instrument is used to measure at the surface and gets data about once a minute Sometimes instruments are measured on airplanes or using satellites The weather company sets up wind turbines to test whether specific places are preserving the flow of atmosphere as well as they can Wind profiler is used to measure directly if the flow is as best as possible They compare retrieved profiles to sounding Profiles are used to remove water vapor effects Which then provide accurate profiles for use in retrievals Aircraft Sensor Calibration these are sensors that are on airplanes used to gather data Two projects are TAMDAR Memphis TN WVSS Louisville KT and Rockford IL These sensors measure moisture and temperature on airplanes Problem is that the only useful data from an aircraft is when the aircraft is taking off and when it is landing A sensor is more useful if put it on a commuter aircraft which has way more flights These flights go up for 20 minutes and then go down This is way more useful for forecasting UW SSEC Ground Station Laptop electronic package System Electronics There is an inside embedded PC which size wise is like a 15 inch laptop An embedded pc has a GPS card with multiple channels The GPS information is sent to some stations 30 years ago



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