Accession Number : AD0701064

Title :   SMOKE PLUME METHOD OF MEASURING UPPER WINDS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6 May 66-5 Apr 68,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Gill,Gerald C. ; Stohrer,Albert W. ; Sweeny,Timothy L.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Contents: Development of a dependable 'Smoke producing' rocket to a height limit of 3000 to 4000 ft; Development of photographic techniques for sequentically recording the smoke plumes in three-dimensions, and, the techniques employed in the determination of wind speeds and directions vs. heights from these readings; Development of a night lighting system for the use of 'Smoke rockets' at night; and Development and testing of a smoke rocket system to extend the useful height range to at least 8000 ft above ground.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, SOUNDING ROCKETS), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, WIND), (*WIND, MEASUREMENT), STEREOPHOTOGRAPHY, SMOKE MUNITIONS, TITANIUM COMPOUNDS, CHLORIDES, ROCKET LAUNCHERS, CAMERAS, PAYLOAD, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE