Accession Number : AD0631790

Title :   COMPUTER PROCESSING OF MESOSCALE RAWINSONDE DATA FROM PROJECT STORMY SPRING.

Descriptive Note : Special repts.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Kreitzberg,Carl W. ; Brockman,William E.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This report documents the data reduction procedures used for processing the mesoscale rawinsonde data obtained during Project Stormy Spring. Temperature and humidity data at each pressure contact (about each half-minute) and azimuth and elevation data at either two or ten times per minute were entered on punched cards. The 50-mb layer data for a series of soundings at one station were computed and used in another program to compute local time derivatives and single-station thermodynamic vertical velocities. Data at numerous isobaric and isentropic levels were obtained by interpolation. Data output took a variety of forms including: listings of soundings, time sections, isobaric and isentropic plane sections, mechanical plots of soundings of Skew-T log P diagrams, time traces, punched cards, and magnetic tapes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIOSONDES, DATA PROCESSING), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, *DIGITAL COMPUTERS), (*TELEMETER SYSTEMS, RADIOSONDES), WEATHER FORECASTING, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, TELEMETERING DATA, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE