13th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation


The Mobile Integrated Sounding System (MISS): Description and Lessons from the Sierra Rotors Project

Stephen A. Cohn, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and W. O. J. Brown and V. Grubisic

The NCAR Mobile ISS (MISS) is a mobile version of the transportable NCAR Integrated Sounding System (ISS). The same instruments are available, including a 915 MHz boundary layer wind profiler with RASS temperature profiling, a GPS rawinsonde system, and surface instruments including wind speed and direction at 10 m, temperature, humidity and pressure at 2 m, and surface visible and IR radiation. While a standard ISS is deployed by a crew of 3 people in 2-3 days, MISS can be deployed by 2 people in about 1-hour after arrival at a suitable site. Thus, while not a "chase" system, MISS does allow much greater flexibility in deployment. This presentation will describe the MISS system, and its participation in and observations from the Sierra Rotors Project (Owens Valley, CA).

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Session 7, New Instrumentation
Wednesday, 22 June 2005, 2:30 PM-3:45 PM, South Ballroom

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