Accession Number : AD0164376

Title :   Spinning Radiosonde Configuration.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Morrissey,James P. ; MacDonald,Donald J.

Report Date : 03 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a radiosonde which is provided with a pair of opposite aerodynamic elements attached at an angle to the sides of the housing near the top causing the radiosonde to spin as it ascends. One of the attached elements includes a chamber which contains a humidity measuring means over which a stream of air is caused to flow at an increased rate as the spinning radiosonde ascends.

Descriptors :   *Radiosondes, *Patents, Humidity, Measuring instruments, Aerodynamic control surfaces, Meteorological balloons

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE