Accession Number:

AD0662203

Title:

UPPER ATMOSPHERE WINDS FROM GUN LAUNCHED VERTICAL PROBES (BARBADOS, 20-23 SEPTEMBER 1965)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE INSTRUMENTS RESEARCH INC ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

On the night of 20-21 September 1965, six luminous trails were produced between 88km and 136km 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. An additional five trails were produced during the night of 22-23 September 1965. These trails were photographed from neighboring islands and analyzed to yield wind profiles. The report contains the tabulated wind data from all eleven trails together with plots versus altitude of wind components, wind speed, wind heading, and wind shear components.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE