Accession Number:

AD0684181

Title:

WINDS OBSERVED FROM NOVEMBER 1965 THROUGH DECEMBER 1967 IN THE 70 TO 230 KM REGION OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 65-31 Mar 68,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Horizontal winds and shears have been calculated from 19 rocket released chemical clouds consisting of 9 night, 3 morning twilight and 7 evening twilight releases. Eighteen of the clouds were trail releases and one was a barium ion striation. Tables are presented which give the vertical profiles of wind speed, heading and components and the shear components. Four profiles are of a near simultaneous spatially separated trails obtained on up and down legs of a rocket trajectory. In one of the cases a second rocket made a near simultaneous down trail. Two rockets had almost simultaneous releases, one being an up trail and the other a down trail. These profiles are appropriate for spatial variation studies. Three sets of profiles are from time spaced releases and are suitable for time variation studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE