Accession Number : AD0601944

Title :   LOW-LEVEL, FINE-SCALE WIND DETERMINATION BY CAPTIVE BALLOONS,

Corporate Author : AIR PROVING GROUND CENTER EGLIN AFB FLA

Personal Author(s) : Banks,William O.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A flexible, inexpensive micrometeorological network using captive balloons is described. Captive balloon anemometry is compared to pibal and tower methods of measuring winds aloft. Correlation coefficients are computed between measurements made using four captive balloons and a 50-ft tower. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND DIRECTION INDICATORS, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS), (*METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, WIND DIRECTION INDICATORS), WIND, MEASUREMENT, BALLOONS, ANEMOMETERS, TOWERS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TEST FACILITIES, MICROMETEOROLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE