Accession Number:

ADA014155

Title:

Mesoscale Wind Shears Derived from Thermal Winds.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

An experiment was conducted at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, during the period August 1973 through March 1974 to test the validity of the hypothesis that the thermal wind equation is valid on the mesoscale. Data from nearly three hundred radiosondes were edited and analyzed. The results indicate that the hypothesis is true except in the vicinity of the tropopause. Details of the editing and analysis procedures are presented in the paper along with the results.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE