Accession Number : AD0617309

Title :   INTERDIURNAL TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS BETWEEN 30 AND 60 KILOMETERS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : SAINT LOUIS UNIV MO

Personal Author(s) : Sullins,Dee G. ,Jr.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : In this study the time variation of temperature between the altitudes of 30 and 60 kilometers was investigated over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The approach used was a statistical technique in which all available rocketsonde information gathered at this particular site between January 1963 and May 1964 was employed. Each sounding was first tested for consistency of data, and temperatures were determined for each five kilometer interval from 30 to 60 kilometers. These temperatures on an individual sounding were then compared with the corresponding temperatures on a subsequent sounding. The difference in the two temperatures for each five kilometer level from a pair of soundings was the basis of the statistical method used.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, PERIODIC VARIATIONS), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE), SOUNDING ROCKETS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, NEW MEXICO, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, METEOROLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE