Accession Number:

ADA160591

Title:

The STATE (Structure and Atmospheric Turbulence Environment) Experiment - Overview.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jun 83-Jun 84,

Corporate Author:

UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN SPACE DYNAMICS LABS

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The Structure and Atmospheric Turbulence Environment STATE experiment was conducted at Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska during the first two weeks of June 1983. In situ measurements of the atmospheric properties have been compared to the MST radar signals in an effort to interpret the dynamical conditions in the middle atmosphere. The measurements were made during the summer season at PFRR based on the large signals which have been measured by the MST radar over the past several years. Rockets with probes which can measure the electron irregularities with high spatial resolution were launched on three occasions which corresponded to selected conditions observed in real time in the radar data. In one of these cases, several other instruments were launched to study the structure of the neutral atmosphere. Profiles of density, temperature, wind and turbulence properties were measured. This paper describes the experiment and introduces the several scientific papers to follow. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE