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444slides.08.012307 - Operational rawinsonde network...

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Spacing ≈ 500 km and 12 hours (definitely not mesoscale resolution) Operational rawinsonde network
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some also have Radio Acoustic Sounding System (RASS) for lower trop.
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Operational wind profiler network Spacing ≈ 500 km down to maybe 150 km (at its densest), and 1 hour (resolution of middle-upper mesoscale)
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time
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Spacing ≈ fairly dense near hubs, sparse elsewhere; vertical resolution not great at any one location; (possible resolution of middle mesoscale near hubs?!)
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Conventional surface observations Spacing ≈ 100 km down to maybe 50 km (at its densest), and 1 hour (resolution of middle mesoscale)…in some cases data may be available once/minute!
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Spacing ≈ 50 km down to maybe 30 km (at its densest), and 5 minutes (resolution of lower-middle mesoscale) Research/operational surface mesonets
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Research mobile surface mesonets Spacing ≈ •As fine as roads, safety, and number of vehicles permit •On the order of 1 minute •(resolution of lower mesoscale)
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Spacing ≈ 1 km and about 5 minutes
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