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AUTOMATED WEATHER BUOY INCORPORATING AN UPPER AIR SOUNDING ROCKET DATA SUBSYSTEM.
Final rept. 3 Apr 67-30 Nov 69,
SPACE/DEFENSE CORP BIRMINGHAM MICH
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The program objective was to produce a fully automatic weather station, capable of operating for long periods untended the sensed data to include surface and upper atmosphere parameters, similar to the data currently being supplied by the manned weather stations throughout the world. A U.S. Navy NOMAD buoy, currently operating as a surface weather station, was modified to include a cluster of sounding rockets. Following each surface weather transmission a rocket is launched carrying a rocketsonde which commences transmissions at apogee. The data is relayed, via the buoy, to monitoring shore stations. The work reported covers the development of a prototype version. The parameters of wind speed and wind direction for the upper atmosphere were not included during this phase of the program. Author
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