Accession Number : AD0286064

Title :   WINDS AND ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE AT VERY HIGH ALTITUDES

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : LOWENTHAL,MARVIN J.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Studies of atmospheric turbulence in the 40 - 70 km levels were conducted by means of multiple rocket firings at Cape Canaveral at intervals of 15 to 75 minutes. From these data short term wind variabilities were computed. Although the maximum wind occurred near 50 km, the wind speed variations increased continuously reaching a maximum of 8 mps at 64 kms. Little variation in wind direction is noted up to 45 km with large changes thereafter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WIND, CONDENSATION TRAILS, HIGH ALTITUDE, MEASUREMENT, PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, ROCKETS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE