Aircraft Measurements within the Planetary Boundary Layer over Water.
AIRBORNE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES WESTON MA
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The basic overall objective of the program has been to develop a relatively inexpensive airborne sensing system for study of the marine boundary layer in support of the NAVAIR Marine Fog Investigation. This extends into the third dimension measurement of most of the significant parameters which have been studied from ships and land stations. The operational flexibility of the aircraft operation has made possible precision dives at constant slant angles to very low altitude over electro-optical sensing instruments at the Naval Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren, as well as flight into fog at the sea surface in order to obtain complete soundings. The catalogues of soundings forming the appendices of this report offer a unique body of data characterizing the marine boundary layer over the waters surrounding the United States.
- Atmospheric Physics