Accession Number:

ADA165767

Title:

Project Meteor. Volume 1. Executive Summary,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Project METEOR is the code name for experiments that determine the behavior of a laser beam through the marine atmosphere. San Nicolas Island, off the California coast, was chosen as a project site because the atmosphere on the islands northwest coast exhibits minimal terrestial effects. Part of the project involved the installation of a jack-up research barge, with meteorological instrumentation attached, to gather data. Previously, such a barge, SIR ROBERT, had been used successfully in the Chesapeake Bay. The plan called for the installation of the SIR ROBERT offshore of the northwestern end of San Nicolas Island to provide a platform where meteorological measurements could be made, free surf and island atmosphereic effects. The engineering services discussed include 1 feasibility studies on the conversion of the SIR ROBERT to an offshore platform, and 2 a site survey at San Nicolas Island.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE