UPPER ATMOSPHERE WINDS FROM GUN LAUNCHED VERTICAL PROBES (BARBADOS, JULY 1964-AUGUST 1965)
SPACE INSTRUMENTS RESEARCH INC ATLANTA GA
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During the period July 1964 to August 1965, eighteen luminous trails were produced between 87km and 121km by the release of tri-methyl aluminum from projectiles fired from a smoothbore sixteen-inch gun located on the West Indian island of Barbados 57.5 degrees W, 13.1 degrees N. These trails were photographed from neighboring islands and analyzed to yield wind profiles. Four such trails were produced in July 1964, five in March 1965, seven in June 1965, and two in August 1965. These were grouped in four one-trail-nights, five two- trail-nights, and one four-trail-night 3-4 June 1965. This report contains the tabulated wind data from all eighteen trails together with plots versus altitude of wind components, wind speed, wind heading, and wind shear components.
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