Accession Number:

ADB004290

Title:

Aircraft and Radar Weather Data Analysis for PVM-5. AFCRL/Minuteman Report Number 1.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific interim rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1974-12-23

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Aircraft and radar weather data recorded for support of the Minuteman PVM-5 test are presented. The link-offset mode was used successfully to obtain radar data for correlation with the aircraft data. The correlation data were quite good, and provided usable relations of reflectivity factor Z and water content M on five of nine passes. Application of the Z-M relations to the reflectivity data recorded along the re-entry trajectories provided estimates of the water content profile and the weather severity index WSI for each of the trajectories.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE