UPPER ATMOSPHERE WINDS FROM GUN LAUNCHED VERTICAL PROBES (YUMA, 16-19 NOVEMBER 1966)
SPACE INSTRUMENTS RESEARCH INC ATLANTA GA
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On the night of 18-19 November 1966, seven luminous trails were produced between 85km and 167km by the release of tri-methyl-aluminum from projectiles fired from a smoothbore sixteen-inch gun located at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona 114.2 degrees W, 32.8 degrees N. Two additional sets of four trails each were produced on the nights of 16-17 November 1966 and 19-20 November 1966. These trails were photographed by cameras located at Yuma and Gila Bend in Arizona and at Blythe, California and have been analyzed to yield wind profiles. The report contains the tabulated wind data for all fifteen trails together with plots versus altitude of wind components, wind speed, and wind heading.
- Atmospheric Physics