Accession Number:

AD0649131

Title:

DETERMINATION OF A REPRESENTATIVE WIND PROFILE FROM BALLOON DATA,

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Corporate Author:

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

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Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Wind profiles derived from tracking 100-gram balloons and Jimspheres were subjected to power spectral analysis to determine the frequencies corresponding to instrumental noise, self-induced balloon oscillations, and the wind profile. In this analysis, a smoothing technique using a truncated Fourier series effectively filtered out the unwanted portion of the spectrum without attenuating the desired portion. Sample wind profiles showing the effect of using a 17-point binomial smoothing as well as truncated Fourier smoothing are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE