A Study on the Feasibility of Automation of Upper-Air Sounding Using Autosonde Installed at Haenam, Korea

해남 오토존데를 이용한 고층관측 자동화 가능성에 관한 연구

  • Kim, Baek-Jo (National Institute of Meteorological Research) ;
  • Lee, Seung-Ju (National Institute of Meteorological Research) ;
  • Cho, Chun-Ho (National Institute of Meteorological Research) ;
  • Ryu, Chan-Su (Department of Earth Sciences, Chosun University) ;
  • Lee, Seong-Lo (Department of Civil Engineering, Mokpo National University) ;
  • Kim, Ho-Kyung (Department of Civil Engineering, Mokpo National University)
  • Published : 2008.03.31


The feasibility of the automation of upper-air sounding is examined by using recent 3-year$(2002\sim2004)$ 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.


Upper-air sounding;Autosonde;Automation;Operational purpose;Operator's payment


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