Rawinsonde network tested



The AVE/VAS (Atmospheric Variability Experiment/Visible and Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer (VISSR) Atmospheric Sounder) (VAS) Ground Truth Field Experiment was conducted in cooperation with the Operational Satellite Improvement Program and NASA's Severe Storm and Local Weather Research Program. The AVE/VAS experiment was important to the VAS demonstration because it provided, via a special mesoscale rawinsonde network, a fundamental data set upon which the VAS sounding assessment and evaluation will be made. The experiment was managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center and supports NASA's Severe Storm Program as well as the VAS demonstration conducted by NASA and managed by Goddard Space Flight Center.