Accession Number:

ADA088265

Title:

A Proposed Standard Climate for Evaluating Rocket Exhaust Secondary Smoke Formation and Visibility. Revision 1.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Under certain climatic conditions rocket motor exhaust plumes can form contrails which are highly visible at long ranges. It is difficult to predict accurately the formation and visibility of these contrails unless the important climatic factors temperature and moisture content are known. This report proposes a preliminary definition of a climate at 40 deg N and 50 deg N latitude for altitudes from 2-15 km based on a review of relevant literature. Both temperature and moisture content are expressed in terms of mean values and standard deviations so that that probability of occurrence of any climatic conditions can be estimated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE