GRAPHICAL METHOD FOR DETERMINING ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE FROM ROCKETSONDE OBSERVATIONS

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  • 1 Environmental Science Services Administration, Weather Bureau Support Facility, NASA, Wallops Island, Va.
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Abstract

A graphical method of determining pressure from rocketsonde temperature-measurements is presented, and information for the construction and use of such a graph is given. This graphical method is shown to be simple and rapid. Comparison with results from computer processing of the same temperature data yields pressure differences of only 0.5 percent in 72 percent of the cases, and 1 percent in 90 percent of the cases.

Abstract

A graphical method of determining pressure from rocketsonde temperature-measurements is presented, and information for the construction and use of such a graph is given. This graphical method is shown to be simple and rapid. Comparison with results from computer processing of the same temperature data yields pressure differences of only 0.5 percent in 72 percent of the cases, and 1 percent in 90 percent of the cases.

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