Accession Number:

ADA279956

Title:

Analysis of Mesospheric Winds and Waves.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 93-31 Dec 93,

Corporate Author:

UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

During the four months this grant was operative, a paper expanding on the Arecibo Initiative in Dynamics of the Atmosphere AIDA 89 incoherent scatterimaging Doppler interferometry ISRIDI radar comparisons, which used revised data from both techniques, was Prepared, and has subsequently been submitted and accepted for publication in the Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics. In this paper, Mesospheric Wind Studies During AIDA Act 89 Morphology and Comparison of Various Techniques, by R. S. Turek, K. L. Miller, R. G. Roper and J. W. Brosnahan, all of the measured line of sight velocity profiles for which data was available from both techniques, rather than a few selected profiles as previously analyzed, were subjected to a statistical analysis. This resulted in comparison of over 200 profiles, ten times more than the 20 previously published. After establishing that the sum of the prevailing wind, diurnal and semidiurnal tides deduced from the IDI data represented the statistical mean of the ISR data, we determined the morphology of the prevailing winds and tides over Arecibo during the April and May AIDA campaigns. The results are presented in this report.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE