Accession Number : AD0489160

Title :   METEOROLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR NARF REACTOR OPERATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Oct 64-30 Sep 65.

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX NUCLEAR AEROSPACE RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Bradbury,H. G.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This report covers the meteorological data generated by the Atmospheric Physics Facility (APF) in support of the Nuclear Aerospace Research Facility (NARF), Fort Worth Division of General Dynamics. Information is detailed on the data-acquisition system and on the operation, the data production, the coding, the processing and the application of the data to nuclear safety and climatology at NARF. The 110-ft instrumented tower and the automatic digital recorder, which became operational in early 1965, provide continuous recordings of meteorological conditions, including wind, temperature, net thermal radiation, and air turbulence at various levels of from 1 to 32 meters above grade. The data are used as input for the NARF diffusion climatology in the concern for environmental nuclear safety under the NARF program. Wind and lapse-rate (air stability) data acquired by the APF during May through September 1965 are presented. This information is to be applied in the evaluation of the atmospheric diffusion parameters at the NARF reactor site. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST REACTORS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA), (*REACTOR OPERATION, REACTOR HAZARDS), MICROMETEOROLOGY, DATA PROCESSING, AEROBIOLOGY, AIR POLLUTION, HEALTH PHYSICS, REACTOR SAFETY SYSTEMS, CODING, HEALTH PHYSICS INSTRUMENTATION, DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEMS, DIFFUSION, STABILIZATION, WIND, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, CLIMATE

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng
      Nuclear Fission Reactors(non-power)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE