UPPER ATMOSPHERE WINDS FROM GUN LAUNCHED VERTICAL PROBES (BARBADOS, 19- 20 SEPTEMBER 1966)
SPACE INSTRUMENTS RESEARCH INC ATLANTA GA
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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.
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