This paper covers the general requirements and restraints of a global meteorological sounding network, and presents the gun-launched meteorological probe as a system adaptable to such requirements, with demonstrable operational experience already established. The paper deals with the network requirements in three categories; required surface areas (land or water), payload carriers, and associated data collection and handling facilities. It then discusses the role of the gun-launched probe within the outline of these requirements. Certain sensors are also briefly discussed. The role of the gun-launched probe as a concept applicable to global expansion is presented as one of the most promising of available systems.
Research Article| 20 August 2018
gun-launched meteorological probe and its application to a global meteorological sounding network
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (1969) 50 (9): 696–701.
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Williamson, L. E., 1969: gun-launched meteorological probe and its application to a global meteorological sounding network. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 50, 696–701, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477-50.9.696.
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