Preliminary Tests of an Expendable Balloon-Borne Dew Point Hygrometer

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  • 1 Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Bedford, Mass.
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Abstract

Efforts are described involving the development of an expendable, balloon-borne dew point hygrometer which is compatible with standard radiosonde equipment, maintains the inherent accuracy of this sensing technique, and as far as is possible reduces the cost. Presented here are both laboratory and field test data on a selected number of flights, together with a description of the device and its operation.

Abstract

Efforts are described involving the development of an expendable, balloon-borne dew point hygrometer which is compatible with standard radiosonde equipment, maintains the inherent accuracy of this sensing technique, and as far as is possible reduces the cost. Presented here are both laboratory and field test data on a selected number of flights, together with a description of the device and its operation.

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