UPPER ATMOSPHERE WINDS FROM GUN LAUNCHED VERTICAL PROBES (YUMA, 26-27 OCTOBER 1966)
SPACE INSTRUMENTS RESEARCH INC ATLANTA GA
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On the night of 26 October 1966, two luminous trails were produced between 87km and 160km 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 trails were produced on the night of 27 October 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 four trails together with plots versus altitude of wind components, wind speed, and wind heading.
- Atmospheric Physics