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Lab Exercise - AOS 330 Decoding and plotting upper air reports 1 Objectives Get acquainted with the standard WMO format of operational upper air reports. Plot a temperature and humidity profile on a Skew-T diagram. Learn to graphically estimate layer meant temperature and mixing ratio. Use the hypsometric equation to derive the geopotential heights of selected standard pressure levels. 2 Materials Most recent available Greenbay sounding in RAW format (from http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair/sounding.html ) Skew-T/Log-P diagram straightedge Concise tutorial on decoding upper air reports (may be downloaded from syllabus page) 3 Introduction Upper air reports encoding the temperature, humidity, and wind profile data acquired from routine ra- diosonde launches form the backbone of the global observational network. Your job is to “unpack” and plot one of these reports. Also, you will learn how the hypsometric equation is used to convert the temperature and humidity profiles into estimates of geopotential height at standard pressure levels. 4
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