Accession Number : AD0274509

Title :   ANALYSIS OF UPPER AIR WINDS FOR VANDENBERG AFB

Corporate Author : AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB ILL

Report Date : 01 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An analysis of upper-level wind data was performed to provide wind profiles for Vandenberg AFB which will be suitable for defining various range-safety criteria as well as in determining limitations and capacity for space-vehicle launches at the Vandenberg AFB/Point Arguello facilitie . Wind profiles are presented which show the 1%, 5%, 10% and 20% profile values for components of wind from each of the four cardinal directions. Annual profiles as well as profiles for each of the four seasons of the year are presented. Summarized wind data for individual levels of the atmosphere to and including 26,000 meters (85,300 ft) were analyzed independently to obtain the profiles. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WIND, GUIDED MISSILES, HIGH ALTITUDE, LAUNCHING, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE