Accession Number : AD0423775

Title :   SHORT-TERM VARIABILITY OF ROCKET WINDS,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS LABS FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Lowenthal,Marvin

Report Date : SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Data for the Meteorological Rocket Network were used to determine short-period variability of rocket winds. Measurements made at periods from 5 minutes to 1-1/2 hours were utilized to determine the mean vector differences between the observations. Variability appears to be dependent on height when all observations are included, and independent of season. When selected observations are used, eliminating those with obvious errors, this variation with height is no longer discernable. Some methods of smoothing to eliminate measurement errors are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, GUST LOADS), (*WIND, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, GUSTS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, TABLES(DATA)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE