Accession Number:

AD0673775

Title:

UPPER ATMOSPHERE WINDS FROM GUN LAUNCHED VERTICAL PROBES (BARBADOS, 15-16 FEBRUARY 1967)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE INSTRUMENTS RESEARCH INC ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

During the night of 15-16 February 1967, eight luminous trials were produced between 88km and 123km by the release of tri-methyl aluminum from projectiles fired from a smothbore 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. The report contains the tabulated wind 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