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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' parachute radiosonde.) A [[radiosonde]] with a parachute dropped from an  airplane carrying receiving equipment for the purpose of obtaining an [[upper-air sounding]] during  descent.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The dropsonde is similar to a [[radiosonde]], but it is released from aircraft and parachutes to Earth. As it descends, it radios [[temperature]], [[humidity]], and [[pressure]] to the aircraft. Those equipped to also measure [[wind speed]] and [[wind direction]] are referred to as dropwinsondes. These are frequently deployed in [[hurricane|hurricanes]], [[winter]] [[storm|storms]], and specific phenomena such as [[atmospheric river|atmospheric rivers]] by aircraft to provide [[profile|profiles]] from the aircraft [[elevation]] to the surface.<br/>
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''See also'' [[radiosonde]].
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''Compare'' [[rawinsonde]], [[Raob|RAOB]].</div><br/></div>
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<p>''Term edited 30 December 2021.''</p>
  
 
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Revision as of 07:14, 30 December 2021



dropsonde

The dropsonde is similar to a radiosonde, but it is released from aircraft and parachutes to Earth. As it descends, it radios temperature, humidity, and pressure to the aircraft. Those equipped to also measure wind speed and wind direction are referred to as dropwinsondes. These are frequently deployed in hurricanes, winter storms, and specific phenomena such as atmospheric rivers by aircraft to provide profiles from the aircraft elevation to the surface.

See also radiosonde.

Compare rawinsonde, RAOB.

Term edited 30 December 2021.