letters to the editor Detection o f Semidiurnal Win d Taiwan in Fig. 1), the Atmospheric Science Depart- Oscillation s wit h a Radar Profiler ment operates simultaneously a surface meteorologi- cal station and a pulsed Doppler clear-air radar wind profiler. The instrumentation details of the NCU wind 1 • Introductio n profiler can be found in Carter et al. (1995). The ob- served hourly surface pressures have been archived Som e recent studies (Williams et al. 1992; since 1983, while the vertical wind profiles have been Whiteman and Bian 1994,1995; Williams and Avery archived for every half hour for 319 days in 1995 and 1996a,b) have identified a tropospheric semidiurnal 1996. These data were made available to us by the wind oscillation using radar wind profiler data. Based NCU Atmospheric Science Department. Since we upon the correspondence between a semidiurnal wind have hourly surface pressure observations from this subtropical station at our disposal, as well as a much component isolated from radar wind profiles and larger sample of vertical wind profiles than WB's , we semidiurnal tide theory (Chapman and Lindzen 1970), use these data to address the two issues. The purpose Whitema n and Bian (1996, hereafter
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Published: Sep 1, 1998
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