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The Inherent Position Errors in Double-Theodolite Pibal Measurements

Joseph T. SchaeferTechniques Development Unit, National Severe Storms Forecast Center, Kansas City, Mo. 64106

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Charles A. Doswell IIITechniques Development Unit, National Severe Storms Forecast Center, Kansas City, Mo. 64106

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Abstract

A simple analysis of the position error inherent in double-theodolite pibal systems is presented. The quality of data collected by double theodolites is very sensitive to the geometric design of the system, and care must be taken in the interpretation of results.

Abstract

A simple analysis of the position error inherent in double-theodolite pibal systems is presented. The quality of data collected by double theodolites is very sensitive to the geometric design of the system, and care must be taken in the interpretation of results.

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