Recommended Cold Regions Meteorological Instrumentation

by Roy E. Bates, US Army Cold Regions Research and, Engineering Lab, Hanover, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering


For nearly 30 years, CRREL has studied environmental conditions in winter weather. These efforts have concentrated on providing field-measured meteorological data and historical climatological data, as well as instrumentation support for many experiments conducted throughout cold regions of the Northern Hemisphere. These efforts have involved characterizing atmospheric conditions as well as surface conditions. This paper discusses instrumentation currently being used to gather atmospheric and background environmental data during winter field testing. Current state-of-the-art developments such as a new laser diode for measuring relative humidity are discussed. Finally a brief summary of data gathered and data analysis methods is presented.

Subject Headings: Weather forecasting | Meteorology | Instrumentation | Cold regions | Field tests | Cold region construction | Lasers | Humidity

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