Accession Number:

AD0684864

Title:

ANALYSIS OF DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS OF METEOROLOGICAL TOWER FACILITY

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WEATHER BUREAU ATLANTIC CITY NJ TEST AND EVALUATION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

An analysis of design characteristics for an aviation oriented meteorological tower facility is discussed. The feasibility of converting an existing 160 ft. Air Height Surveillance Radar Tower is investigated. The study also incorporates an analysis of the instrumentation required to adequately describe the desired parameters, as well as sensor characteristics, spacing, orientation, and configuration, and the cost of such instrumentation. The feasibility of using the laser and aerosol measuring devices in the tower facility is discussed. Conclusions support the establishment of the Meteorological Tower test bed with a capability for measuring all parameters of interest to aviation terminal operations. The mass of the Tower gives it the stability necessary to affix components of transmissometer systems that will aid in slant visibility studies.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE