Similar to a radiosonde, except that information on temperature, pressure, and other atmospheric data is transmitted by secondary radar. The wind velocity at various heights is measured by radar tracking the radarsonde. See also radiosonde.
Radar/radio sondes are two of the devices used for obtaining radar winds.

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  • radarsonda — pl.f. radarsonde …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • radar winds — The observation of wind velocity in the upper levels by the tracking of balloons either by primary or secondary radar. See radarsonde …   Aviation dictionary

  • radiosonde — A radio transmitter used in conjunction with a balloon. It transmits data on temperature, pressure, and humidity. A radiosonde balloon can attain a height of approximately 65,000 ft (20 km) with small balloons and 115,000 ft (34 km) with large… …   Aviation dictionary

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