Accession Number : AD0651541

Title :   CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ATLANTIC TRADE WIND SYSTEM SIGNIFICANT FOR RADIO PROPAGATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND AERONOMY BOULDER COLO

Personal Author(s) : Dougherty,H. T. ; Riggs,L. P. ; Sweezy,W. B.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Atmospheric layers may have either beneficial or detrimental effects upon radio propagation when one or more of the terminals are airborne. As a source of information for the radio propagation aspects of elevated layers, the trade wind regions of the world are particularly interesting. Such regions not only comprise 30% of the earth's surface, almost entirely over water, but they are, in addition, characterized by atmospheric layers that are extensive, persistent, and predictable in a statistical sense. This report covers the statistical parameters (mean, median, standard deviation, and standardized distributions) of the layer characteristics (base height, thickness, average gradient of refractive index, etc.) for the trade wind inversion layer as well as the associated layers above and below. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO TRANSMISSION, *WIND), ATLANTIC OCEAN, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE