Saturday, October 25, 2008

Continuing Problems with RRS Data


FYI - I have posted an article

"Strongly Superadiabatic Lapse Rates Aloft at Six Upper-Air Sounding Sites"
coauthored with Barry Schwartz at:

We have examined data for two years of RRS soundings and compared with data from earlier sondes. This quantitative comparison indicates a very serious decline in the quality of the upper-air data is occurring because of the use of the new Sippican GPS microsondes by the NWS.