Accession Number : AD0667909

Title :   THE DIURNAL TIDE NEAR THE STRATOPAUSE OVER WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NEW MEXICO,

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

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

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The results of the analysis of over three hundred meteorological rocket soundings of the stratosphere and lower mesosphere are summarized. Two basic parts of the summary are the atmospheric tidal experiments and the delineation of the diurnal tide in summer data obtained over White Sands Missile Range. Phase and amplitude determinations of the diurnal variation of the zonal and meridional components were significant and predictable. These values then could be used to improve wind forecasts and existing statistical summaries of the Meteorological Rocket Network in the summer stratopause region over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TIDES, DIURNAL VARIATIONS), (*WIND, *UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, *SOUNDING ROCKETS), MESOSPHERE, STRATOSPHERE, WEATHER FORECASTING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PAYLOAD, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, RADIOSONDES, OSCILLATION, RADAR TRACKING, TABLES(DATA), ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, NEW MEXICO

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology
      Armor
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE