Accession Number:

AD0640157

Title:

THE DESIRABILITY OF USING A FAST SAMPLING RATE FOR COMPUTING WIND VELOCITY FROM PILOT-BALLOON DATA.

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Corporate Author:

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

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Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Advantages of using a fast sampling rate for providing raw data for computing wind velocities from pilot-balloon observations are developed. Two independent approaches showed that for a given sampling rate the errors in the mean wind computed through a layer tend to be smaller the larger the layer. However, it is also shown that for a given layer except for very thin layers, frequent observations through the layer will provide better wind estimates. In addition, graphs are presented which give estimates of relative wind errors as a function of sampling rate and true mean wind speed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE