Accession Number : AD0689437

Title :   ESTIMATES OF WIND VARIABILITY BETWEEN 100 AND 900 METERS,

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

Personal Author(s) : Monahan,H. H. ; Armendariz,M. ; Lang,V. D.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The temporal wind variability between 100 and 900 meters above ground level was estimated from wind measurements made with an Automatic Pilot Balloon Wind Measuring System. One-hundred-gram balloons were released simultaneously from four observational sites on White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, at six-minute intervals, for a period of 180 minutes on three consecutive days. These data indicate that wind variability increases with increasing time lag, the relationship between wind variability and time lag interval being described by a power curve. In addition, a linear relationship between wind variability and mean wind speed is suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, VELOCITY), BALLOONS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, MEASUREMENT, ERRORS, HIGH ALTITUDE, RADAR TRACKING, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, NEW MEXICO

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE