STUDY OF LOW FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE AND STORM FRONT CENTERS.
Final rept., 15 Mar-15 Sep 65.
HONEYWELL INC ST PAUL MINN SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH DIV
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This report covers work done in investigating the low frequency electrostatic field characteristics of clear air turbulence and storm front regions. The general theory describing the field sensing antennas is presented in addition to the practical aspects of those antennas actually utilized in the program. The electronic instrumentation used in data gathering flights and subsequent data reduction is described and the data from one ridgeline turbulence encounter and three storm front flights is analyzed with respect to frequency content in decade bandwidths from 0.1 to 10,000 cps. Results from the turbulence flight reveal signals due to the turbulence which differ from pre- and post-encounter norms and present the possibility of anticipating the encounter. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Electricity and Magnetism