ON THE MEASUREMENT OF LOW LEVEL HURRICANE WINDS BY AIRBORNE DUAL BEAM RADAR.
Instrumentation papers no. 156,
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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There has long been a need for a suitable airborne instrument for the remote measurement of wind speeds near the surface within hurricanes and typhoons. This study considers the applicability and implementability of several pseudo-Doppler radar methods of wind speed determination for hurricane reconnaissance missions. Useful measurements of the wind speed and wind direction profiles for any altitude region below the aircraft, appear to be feasible using two of the systems described. Author