Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 87, Issue 1, pp 1–25

The Use of State-of-the-Art Kites for Profiling the Lower Atmosphere

  • Ben B. Balsley
  • Michael L. Jensen
  • Rod G. Frehlich
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1000812511429

Cite this article as:
Balsley, B.B., Jensen, M.L. & Frehlich, R.G. Boundary-Layer Meteorology (1998) 87: 1. doi:10.1023/A:1000812511429

Abstract

This paper presents the capabilities and limitations of using state-of-the-art kites for atmospheric research. A brief historical review of the subject is first presented, followed by an outline of the current status of kite-borne measurement technology. The utility of the technique is then illustrated by presenting a series of recent measurements made using kite-borne technology. A summary of the advantages and limitations of kite-based measurements relative to other technologies is provided for reference.

KitesAtmospheric measurementsTurbulenceProfilingOzone

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben B. Balsley
    • 1
  • Michael L. Jensen
    • 1
  • Rod G. Frehlich
    • 1
  1. 1.Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES)University of ColoradoBoulderU.S.A.