# 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

# Descriptors:

# Subject Categories:

- Meteorology