Rawinsonde definition

rāwĭn-sŏnd
A radiosonde used to observe the speed and direction of upper-air winds and tracked by a radio direction-finding instrument or radar.
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A method of observing the upper-air conditions, including wind direction and speed, temperature, pressure, and relative humidity, using signals from a radiosonde that is being tracked with radar or a radio-direction finder.
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A radiosonde used to observe the speed and direction of upper-air winds and tracked by a radio direction-finding instrument or radar.
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Origin of rawinsonde

  • ra(dar) win(d) (radio)sonde

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition