Accession Number:

AD0766422

Title:

Wind Estimates near 150 km from the Variation in Inclination of Low-Perigee Satellite Orbits.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-21

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Precise orbit determination of five Air Force low-altitude satellites are used to estimate winds near 150 km variations in the satellite orbital inclinations. Zonal winds determined by this method range from 25 to 200 msec during quiet to moderately disturbed geomagnetic conditions, to winds on the order of 300 to 600 msec during active geomagnetic conditions. Comparisons are made with other wind data and appropriate theories. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE