Accession Number : AD0423326

Title :   GROUND BASED MAPPING OF UPPER AIR WINDS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 July 62-30 Aug 63,

Corporate Author : TE CO SANTA BARBARA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Neiswander,R. S.

Report Date : 30 AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A summary is given on (1) a study of the meterological factors pertinent to the ozone layer and in particular bottomside observation of its thermal emission; (2) the design, fabrication and laboratory checkout of a fixed field ozonosphere radiometer; and (3) the test results of radiometric sky measurements. These experiments established that, although apparently weak perturbations, structure does exist in the ozonosphere, and that this structure, in the Santa Barbara area, is somewhat regular. If the structure is assumed to be persistent for periods longer than the observation time (10 minutes), these regularities could be interpreted as waves or rollers in the ozonosphere. All data were recorded as time varying measurements utilizing a fixed zenith field of view radiometer. The radiometer measured the difference signal between sky emission centered in the ozone band and emission at the short wavelength wing of the band, thus balancing out grey effects of undetected clouds and of water vapor. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, MAPPING), (*OZONE, PERIODIC VARIATIONS), STRATOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, RADIOMETERS, INFRARED RADIATION, MEASUREMENT, THERMAL TARGETS, IDENTIFICATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE