Chemical Release Triangulation and Winds in the Altitude Range 93 km to 176 km, October 1973 and June 1974.
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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This report is divided into two sections. The first deals with the reduction and tabulation of chemical release position data, which is used subsequently to interpret spectral energy measurements made of the releases. The second section treats the tabulation and plotting of data delineating neutral wind motions. Tables are presented which give the position, and the time history, of the centers of puffs of vaporized chemicals released by three rockets in the lower thermosphere. Two of these, plus an additional trail release have been further reduced, to produce both tables and graphs of the variation of wind speed with altitude. Negative wind and shear components indicate winds and shears toward the south and west. Wind headings are given in degrees east of north. Vertical winds are in meterssec., and are positive upwards. Author