Accession Number : AD0600235

Title :   OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE CEDAR HILL METEOROLOGICAL TOWER FACILITY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Mitcham,W. S. ; Jehn,K. H.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Acquisition of wind and temperature data over a range of heights extending from 30 to 1,421 feet above ground level was carried on at Cedar Hill Tower Meteorological Research Facility from 1960 to 1963. System operations were maintained on an essentially continuous, around-the-clock schedule during most of that period and about three years of data were collected. The purpose of this report is to provide an evaluation of the performance of the data acquisition system monthby-month over its entire lifetime and to describe in detail the procedures which were evolved for monitoring the technical aspects of the system. Thus, discussion is restricted chiefly to the problem of analyzing the characteristics of the instruments with a view to enabling estimation of the accuracy of the data. The underlying aim of the data acquisition program at Cedar Hill was to promote research on the subject of the low level jet.

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER STATIONS, OPERATION), (*METEOROLOGY, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, TEXAS, MEASUREMENT, ERRORS, DATA PROCESSING, PUNCHED CARDS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE