Accession Number : AD0658066

Title :   A TIDAL EXPERIMENT IN THE EQUATORIAL STRATOSPHERE OVER ASCENSION ISLAND (8S),

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Beyers,Norman J. ; Miers,Bruce T.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Twenty-four meteorological rocket soundings were made from Ascension Island (7 deg 59 min S, 14 deg 28 min W) on 11-13 April 1966. In contrast to results obtained at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, the smoothed wind data did not display a consistent well-defined diurnal oscillation. However, results from the temperature data showed a significant diurnal variation. The time of maximum temperature ranged from 1400 LST at 36 km, to 1000 LST at 48 km, to near 1200 LST at 60 km. The maximum diurnal range was 12C at 44 and 60 km. Temperature results were in general agreement with the White Sands Missile Range data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TIDES, STRATOSPHERE), TEMPERATURE, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, SOUNDING ROCKETS, METEOROLOGY, WIND, NETWORKS, ASCENSION ISLAND

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE