Accession Number:

AD0274191

Title:

MEAN WIND PROFILES BY WEATHER SITUATIONS. A CONTRIBUTION TO STRATIFIED CLIMATOLOGY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ORDNANCE MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

The dependence of the wind profile upon the weather situation was investigated. The weather situation was defined using a local parameter, namely, the mean stream flow within layers of the lower troposphere. It could be demonstrated that the stratification of the wind data by the defined weather situation displays distinct differences in the mean direction profiles and the median speed profiles below 14-20 km, while above 20 km there appears little difference for the wind profiles by weather type. The total wind error of the missile shot can be considerably reduced for some of the weather situations compared to the average condition other situations, however, show more scatter and point towards unfavorable wind influence upon the missile shot.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE