Accession Number : AD0664115

Title :   MOUNTAIN WAVE THEORY VS FIELD TEST MEASUREMENTS,

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

Personal Author(s) : Reynolds,Ralph D. ; Lamberth,Roy L. ; Wurtele,Morton G.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Mountain lee wave theories that currently exist do not give the definitive prediction of wavelengths and vertical velocities that is needed on the micro-meso scale for application in ballistic impact prediction at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. This is discussed by contrasting several theories with specific field test measurements. The need for improved theories is stressed. Preliminary results for the detection of mountain waves using lidar are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR MASS ANALYSIS, MOUNTAINS), (*GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, IMPACT PREDICTION), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, MICROMETEOROLOGY, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, MECHANICAL WAVES, WEATHER FORECASTING, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, CLOUDS, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE