METEOROLOGICAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC RESULTS FOR THE 1955 GULF OF MEXICO PROPAGATION TESTS.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB UNIV OF TEXAS AUSTIN
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In the spring of 1955 an over water measurement program was conducted about thirty miles off the coast of Louisiana on two oil drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. A series of micrometeorological and oceanographic measurements was taken in conjunction with radio propagation tests. The program was designed so that the resulting meteorological data would 1 help the radio engineer to determine which atmospheric and sea surface variables affect the reflection of radio signals, and 2 be of interest from a strictly micrometeorological standpoint. Meteorological data were obtained with a number of instruments ranging from standard threecup anemometers to the Crain microwave refractometer. Gulf wave heights were measured with a step gage, while the longer period variations were obtained by means of a surf beat gage designed and built at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University. This report presents the analysis of the meteorological and oceanographic data along with a description of the instrumentation. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation