Accession Number : AD0275327

Title :   MESOSPHERIC WIND REVERSAL OVER WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE

Corporate Author : ARMY SIGNAL RADIO PROPAGATION AGENCY WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : MIERS,BRUCE T.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The reversal of winds in the mesosphere near the equinoxes is discussed in respect to altitde and time. Dat are taken from meteorological rocket soundings of the mesosphere over three seasonal periods. The two fall reversals indicate that the reversal trend begins above 200,000 ft and progresses downward. The major breakdown in the spring initially occurs above 150,000 ft. Smaller easterly components begin to appear at about the same time, however, below 100,000 ft. It is believed that the spring reversal works downward from above 150,000 ft and upward from below 100,000 ft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *UPPER ATMOSPHERE, *WIND, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, SOUNDING ROCKETS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE