Accession Number:

AD0673774

Title:

UPPER ATMOSPHERE WINDS FROM GUN LAUNCHED VERTICAL PROBES (BARBADOS, 19- 20 SEPTEMBER 1966)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE INSTRUMENTS RESEARCH INC ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

During the night of 19-20 September 1966 eight luminous trails were produced between 86 km and 135 km 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. These trails were photographed from neighboring islands and analyzed to yield wind profiles. This report contains the tabulated data from all eight trails together with plots versus altitude of wind components, wind speed, wind heading, and wind shear components.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE