Accession Number:

AD0662718

Title:

UPPER ATMOSPHERE WINDS FROM GUN LAUNCHED VERTICAL PROBES (BARBADOS, FEBRUARY 17-25 1966)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE INSTRUMENTS RESEARCH INC ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

On the night of 23-24 February 1966, six luminous trails were produced between 87km and 131km 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. Single trails were also produced on the nights of 17 February 1966 and 25 February 1966. These trails were photographed from neighboring islands and analyzed to yield wind profiles. The report contains the tabulated wind data for all eight trails together with plots versus altitude of wind components, wind speed, and wind heading.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE