Publisher : The Korean Environmental Sciences Society
DOI : 10.5322/JES.2008.17.3.325
Title & Authors
A Study on the Feasibility of Automation of Upper-Air Sounding Using Autosonde Installed at Haenam, Korea Kim, Baek-Jo; Lee, Seung-Ju; Cho, Chun-Ho; Ryu, Chan-Su; Lee, Seong-Lo; Kim, Ho-Kyung;
The feasibility of the automation of upper-air sounding is examined by using recent 3-year observation data from Autosonde at Haenam, Korea. The Autosonde has been successfully operated since 2002 in order to produce an intensive observation data at high-impact weather events for research purpose. It is found from the analysis of recent 3 years' operation data of the system that the system could be capable of making a stable observation when strong wind greater than 20 m/s was recorded under the influence of typhoons Rusa in 2002 and Maemi in 2003. It might be concluded that there is some possibility in automating upper-air sounding for operational purpose through the reduction of operator's payment and operating cost for upper-air sounding.