Accession Number : AD0687750

Title :   ON THE MEASUREMENT OF LOW LEVEL HURRICANE WINDS BY AIRBORNE DUAL BEAM RADAR.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers no. 156,

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

Personal Author(s) : Glover,Kenneth M.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : There has long been a need for a suitable airborne instrument for the remote measurement of wind speeds near the surface within hurricanes and typhoons. This study considers the applicability and implementability of several pseudo-Doppler radar methods of wind speed determination for hurricane reconnaissance missions. Useful measurements of the wind speed and wind direction profiles for any altitude region below the aircraft, appear to be feasible using two of the systems described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TROPICAL CYCLONES, WIND), (*WIND, MEASUREMENT), AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, DOPPLER RADAR, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, AIRBORNE, INSTRUMENTATION, DISTRIBUTION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), DOPPLER NAVIGATION

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE