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Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services

Change Management: RRS

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NWS Weather balloon in flight
The NWS Requirements and Change Management Branch is responsible for the management and administration of the change control process for the Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS). This effort will replace the current network of obsolete radiosonde observing systems with a modern system that improves data availability and accuracy, operates within a reduced frequency spectrum, and is more efficient to operate and maintain. The RRS is comprised of a new Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking antenna, state-of-the-art GPS radiosondes operating at 1680MHz, a new workstation to display tabular and graphical meteorological data, instruments to provide surface weather parameters at balloon release point, and software. The RRS will provide a high-resolution data set to weather forecasters, climate researchers, and other users of upper-atmospheric data.

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Last Updated: April 1, 2015

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