A kite based atmospheric sounding system

McGowan, H. A. and Sturman, A. P. (1996) A kite based atmospheric sounding system. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 77 3-4: 395-399. doi:10.1007/BF00123534

Author McGowan, H. A.
Sturman, A. P.
Title A kite based atmospheric sounding system
Journal name Boundary-Layer Meteorology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-8314
Publication date 1996-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00123534
Volume 77
Issue 3-4
Start page 395
End page 399
Total pages 5
Place of publication Dordrecht, Holland
Publisher Reidel
Language eng
Subject 0401 Atmospheric Sciences
Abstract A newly developed kite based atmospheric sounding system is described that can be deployed under a wide range of weather conditions. The Delta Kite system can be flown in wind speeds ranging from 4 to 25 ms-1, while the exceptional lift capabilities of the kite allow several kilograms of payload to be attached to the kite and/or tether. In conjunction with its battery powered winch, the Delta Kite atmospheric sounding system is ideally suited to meteorological studies in remote locations where vehicle access may not be possible.
Keyword Atmospheric sounding system
Meteorological Aspects
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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