WINDS OBSERVED FROM NOVEMBER 1965 THROUGH DECEMBER 1967 IN THE 70 TO 230 KM REGION OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE.
Final rept. 1 Apr 65-31 Mar 68,
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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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