PILOT (upper air balloon wind measurement)

Abstract:
PILOT is a numerical code (FM 32-XI) used for reporting Upper-winds from a fixed land station. PILOT reports are typically sent every twelve hours and consist of groups of numbers (and slashes where data is not available) describing wind velocities and geopotential height at several pressure levels. Mandatory pressure levels are the standard levels of 850, 700, 500, 400, 300, 250, 200, 150, 100, 70, 50, 30, 20 and 10 hPa.

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