WIND PROFILE CLIMATOLOGY OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA,
ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA PHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB
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The prominent climatological features of the tropospheric wind field at New Orleans, Louisiana, have been analyzed in terms of wind direction and wind speed. For the purpose of appraising the physical properties of the acoustical far field at the Mississippi Test Facility within the adjacent environment of New Orleans, the directional parameter of the wind field was investigated in particular depth. Besides the mean profiles of wind direction, the mode profiles were derived by means of a new method developed by Dr. Essenwanger, which is presented in an appendix to the report. Both the wind direction profiles, in terms of mean and mode, and the mean scalar wind speed profiles are presented for the whole year, the four seasons, and the individual months. Also, the annual profiles of various time periods of the day are provided for both wind direction and wind speed.