Accession Number : AD0435006


Title :   INSTRUMENTATION AND OPERATIONS FOR GATHERING THUNDERSTORM DATA WITH AN F-100F AIRCRAFT DURING THE 1963 NATIONAL SEVERE STORM PROJECT,


Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO


Personal Author(s) : Underwood,E B


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : Equipment to measure meteorological phenomena inside thunderstorms was designed, fabricated, installed, and operated in an F-100F jet fighter aircraft, and chaff was dropped into storms for study by ground radar from an RB-47 jet bomber aircraft, in conjunction with the National Severe Storm Project near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Devices which were used for the first time in this environment were those used to measure continuously differential static pressure and liquid water temperature, and to determine the presence of ice crystals and icing conditions. Other parameters recorded were normal acceleration, vertical gust velocity, free air temperature, liquid water content, electric field strength, hail mass, and static discharge current. The data collected during the ASD flight test program is archived with the U. S. Weather Bureau, and can be obtained through the National Severe Storm Project. (Author)


Descriptors :   *THUNDERSTORMS , INSTRUMENTATION , METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , OPERATION , RESEARCH AIRCRAFT , MEASUREMENT , PRESSURE , TEMPERATURE , WATER , ICE FORMATION INDICATORS , GUSTS , ACCELERATION , VELOCITY , ELECTRIC FIELDS


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