Accession Number:

AD0734819

Title:

Contributions of Mathematical Transformations to the Error Behavior of Rawinsonde Measurements.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The effect of mathematical transformations on the error behavior of rawinsonde measurements is investigated by first considering range, azimuth, and height as supplied by the system as a continuous joint stochastic process of known mean and variance-covariance matrices. The transformation to a given rectangular cartesian coordinate system then gives rise in an obvious manner to a second joint stochastic process. The mean and variance-covariance matrices of this new process are approximated by matrices whose components are functions of the various components of the mean and variance-covariance matrices of the original process. The error behavior due to the mathematical transformation is defined as the behavior in time and space as described by the latter matrices. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE