Accession Number:

ADA244039

Title:

Calibration and Quality Control for New Meteorological Instrumentation. Part 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY DUGWAY PROVING GROUND UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This report discusses a modernization program that has included upgrading meteorological measurement capabilities. A number of new instruments have been acquired or developed that provide measurement capabilities unavailable with older instrument designs. Some of these systems, such as the Doppler acoustic sounder sodar and radar wind profiler, utilize energy backscattered from density discontinuities in the atmosphere to measure vertical profiles of wind and turbulence. Another remote sensing instrument, the spatially-averaged filter scintillometer, is a forward-scatter wind component and turbulence measurement device with a transmitter and down-range receiver. Other instruments such as the sonic anemometer and quartz crystal-fiberoptic thermometer are designed for in-situ measurements. This study reports on efforts to develop methodologies for evaluating the performance of new meteorological instrumentation. These efforts are significant because of the increased demands for the specification of atmospheric effects on the performance of multispectral target acquisition systems, smokesobscurants, and munitions delivery systems. Included in this report are results of the International Sodar Intercomparison Experiment ISIE, a scintillometer weighting function test, a study of radiation effects on a thermometer probe, and the initial phase of a radar wind profiler performance evaluation study.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE