Accession Number:

AD0733231

Title:

Regression Techniques for the Calculation of Ballistic Winds Utilizing Satellite Infrared Spectrophotometer Data.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Three regression techniques for the calculation of ballistic winds using satellite infrared spectrophotometer SIRS data are evaluated. Experiments testing the derived methods are carried out using two SIRS-A data sets and one SIRS-B data set. In all three cases, the data sets are divided into a large dependent sample used to derive the regression equations and smaller independent sample for testing the equations validity. One method, that of geostrophic calculations using regression derived D values of ballistic geopotential height is found to be superior to the other methods. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE