Accession Number : AD0770014

Title :   Lightning Warning Set Test Report.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers,

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

Personal Author(s) : Petrocchi,Pio J. ; Paulsen,Wilbur H.

Report Date : 18 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A lightning warning set (LWS) consisting of a lightning stroke counter and ranging unit in combination with a field mill for measurement of the local potential gradient was tested at Cape Kennedy during the summer of 1970. The AN/FPS-77 weather radar was used to calibrate the range channels and to track storm centers for verification of the data recorded on the LWS. These data are analyzed for determination of criteria that can best be used to provide advance warning of electrical hazards at the station and also to indicate when the hazard has abated and normal activities can be resumed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LIGHTNING, *WARNING SYSTEMS, *METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE