Accession Number : AD0839929

Title :   MESOSCALE STUDIES OF INSTABILITY PATTERNS AND WINDS IN THE TROPICS.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual rept. no. 2, 1 Jan-31 May 68,

Corporate Author : ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE CORAL GABLES FL RADAR MET EOROLOGICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gerrish, Harold P. ; Andrews, George F.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Fluctuations in 10-cm radar video from a diffuse angel pattern on the evening of 20 October 1967 are analyzed using spectral techniques. Time and range variations in the fluctuations from resolution cell samples along an azimuth of 288 degrees from Miami indicate wave motions along the beam. These motions are described. It is concluded that this type of angel provides a convenient tracer for short-period atmospheric waves. Preparations for data collection during the summer of 1968 are described. Along with making extensive modifications on our radar system, we have added a satellite ground station to the facility. A brief description of the ground station, its capability and plans for use are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, WIND), (*RADAR REFLECTIONS, TROPICAL REGIONS), DETECTORS, ATMOSPHERIC TIDES, WEATHER STATIONS, INSTRUMENTATION, RADAR EQUIPMENT, STABILITY, RADAR SIGNALS, RANGE(DISTANCE), ANOMALIES, VIDEO SIGNALS, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, FLORIDA, CARIBBEAN SEA.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE