Accession Number : AD0699308

Title :   SHORT TERM DENSITY VARIATIONS OVER WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE,

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

Personal Author(s) : Miers,B. T. ; Olsen,R. O.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Two series of atmospheric soundings were made to determine the variation in density over a 4-hour period under nighttime conditions. The series consisted of eight rocketsondes launched at approximately half-hour intervals, with three launched within three minutes of each other to determine instrument reliability. Inflatable falling spheres were launched at the beginning and end of each series to extend the density measurements to an altitude of 92km. Data reduction methods are discussed for bead thermistors and inflatable falling spheres. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, DENSITY), SOUNDING ROCKETS, RADIOSONDES, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, ALTITUDE, DRAG, DETECTORS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, THERMISTORS, NEW MEXICO

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE