Accession Number : AD0250582

Title :   ADDITIONAL NOTE--STRONG VERTICAL WIND PROFILES AND UPPER-LEVEL MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS OVER VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : SALMELA, H.A. ; SISSENWINE, N.

Report Date : MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A VERY STRONG WIND SHEAR IS REPORTED THAT WAS OBSERVED WITH ONLY MODERATELY STRONG WIND SPEEDS OVER VANDENBERG AFB, AND ALSO ON THE INVESTIGATION OF WIND SOUNDINGS OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THAT FOLLOWED. THE STUDY REVEALS STRONGER-THANANTICIPATED SHEARS OF TWO DISTINCT TYPES: (A) ONE IN WHICH THERE ARE RELATIVELY STRONG WINDS THROUGH A DEEP LAYER AND WHERE THERE IS HIGH CORRELATION BETWEEN SHEAR AND WIND SPEED; AND (B) ONE THAT HAS VERY LIGHT WIND SPEEDS IN THE LOWER LEVELS WITH A SUDDEN INCREASE IN WIND SPEEDS AROUND 9 KM. ALSO INCLUDED ARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MISSILE DESIGNERS

Descriptors :   *WIND, MEASUREMENT, METEOROLOGY, SHEAR STRESSES.

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