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Wind profiler and radio acoustic sounding system at IMD, Pune: Some preliminary results

Pant, GB and Joshi, RR and Damle, SH and Deshpande, SM and Singh, N and Vashistha, RD and Neekhra, P and Chande, JV and Kulkarni, AA and Pillai, JS (2005) Wind profiler and radio acoustic sounding system at IMD, Pune: Some preliminary results. Current Science, 88 (5). pp. 761-769.

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A 404 MHz Wind Profiler/Radio Acoustic Sounding System fabricated by the Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research, Mumbai has been commissioned for utilization in the R&D mode at the India Meteorological Department, Pune. The system is capable of measuring all three components of vector wind, viz. zonal, meridional and vertical wind velocities. The system as configured has a typical height coverage of 6-10 km (depending on weather conditions) with a resolution of 300 m for wind and 2-3 km for temperature measurement. Regular observations with the system have commenced since June 2003. In this article we give a brief introduction to the system and present preliminary results for wind and temperature obtained during monsoon season 2003 and discuss the further application potential of the indigenously developed system.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Science
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 08:14
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2015 08:14

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