RADAR TECHNIQUES FOR AIR FORCE APPLICATIONS IN AVOIDANCE OF BIRD-AIRCRAFT COLLISIONS AND IMPROVEMENT OF FLIGHT SAFETY.
GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS DEPT OF ZOOLOGY
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The report describes the results of a study using United States Weather Bureau WSR-57 radar on the density and timing of migratory flights of birds in and through the southern United States, the orientation of migratory flights and the effects of various weather factors on the orientation process, and the role of bird migration in weather forecasting. The area of investigation provided needed data on migratory movement of birds in an effort to reduce the potential hazards posed to military aircraft by these migrations. The simultaneous weather data gathered during the study were correlated with the migratory movements in an attempt to understand the influence of meterological factors on bird migration. These data are being analysed for publication. Author