Accession Number:

AD0686110

Title:

DISTRIBUTION OF ROBIN SENSED WIND SHEARS AT 30 TO 70 KILOMETERS.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers no. 298,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Distributions of wind shear for several layer thicknesses were computed for six stations from a selected sample of ROBIN sensor meteorological rocket soundings. Wind shears in the 30- to 70-km layer are generally weak but very strong shears were occasionally observed. Strongest shears occur at highest altitudes, 60 to 70 km, over latitude stations during the seasons of reversal in zonal flow. There is also evidence that wind shears decrease in strength with increasing latitude. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE