Accession Number : AD1047829

Title :   100 Years of Army Artillery Meteorology: A Brief Summary

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Oct 2017,01 Jan 2018

Corporate Author : US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Personal Author(s) : Cogan, J L

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2018

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Personnel in armies worldwide have been aware for centuries that the atmosphere may affect the trajectories of all types of projectiles from arrows to artillery. At longer ranges, meteorological error may contribute up to two-thirds of the entire trajectory error budget. This short report briefly summarizes developments in land-based artillery meteorology over approximately the last 100 years in the United States, with a limited reference to related developments in the United Kingdom.

Descriptors :   army personnel , armies(foreign) , military forces(united states) , TRAJECTORIES , projectiles , artillery , meteorology

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE