Accession Number : AD0263847

Title :   CEDAR HILL METEOROLOGICAL RESEARCH FACILITY

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : STEVENS,D.W.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A meteorological data system was designed, assembled, and installed to obtain, on a continuous basis, wind and temperature information at 12 levels on a television transmitting tower 1434 ft in height. Measurement and recording of these atmospheric variables is accomplished entirely automatically, the output being in the form of punched paper tape and a record prepared by an electric typewriter. The tower being used as an instrument support is triangular in crosssection, measuring 12 ft on a side with no taper, is extensively guyed, contains a 2000-lb capacity elevator, and is capped by a triangular superstructure 75 ft on a side and about 14 ft high. It is located at Cedar Hill, Texas, a small town approximately 20 miles south-southwest of Dallas, on a low ridge at an elevation of 850 ft MSL. To the West and North the terrain elevation decreases by about 300 ft in a distance of 3 to 5 miles; to the South and East there is much less change in elevation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, *METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, *METEOROLOGY, ATMOSPHERES, AUTOMATIC, CALIBRATION, COLLECTING METHODS, HEIGHT FINDING, MEASUREMENT, PUNCHED CARDS, TEMPERATURE, TOWERS, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE