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GI | Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 9, 337–355, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-9-337-2020
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Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 9, 337–355, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-9-337-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 18 Aug 2020

Research article | 18 Aug 2020

Managing the transition from Vaisala RS92 to RS41 radiosondes within the Global Climate Observing System Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN): a progress report

Ruud J. Dirksen et al.

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This paper describes GRUAN's strategy for a network-wide change of the operational radiosonde from Vaisala RS92 to RS41. GRUAN's main goal is to provide long-term data records that are free of inhomogeneities due to instrumental effects, which requires proper change management. The approach is to fully characterize differences between the two radiosonde types using laboratory tests, twin soundings, and ancillary data, as well as by drawing from the various fields of expertise available in GRUAN.
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