Accession Number:

AD0662204

Title:

UPPER ATMOSPHERE WINDS FROM GUN LAUNCHED VERTICAL PROBES (BARBADOS, 16-23 NOVEMBER 1965)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE INSTRUMENTS RESEARCH INC ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-11-23

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

On the night of 17-18 November 1965, six luminous trails were produced between 91km and 138km 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 six trails were produced during the night of 22-23 November 1965. These trails were photographed from neighboring islands and analyzed to yield wind profiles. This report contains the tabulated wind data for all sixteen trails together with plots versus altitude of wind components, wind speed, and wind heading.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE