Accession Number : AD0895946

Title :   Weather Forecasting of Free Balloon Flights in Cosmic Ray Research.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR NUCLEAR SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Fogg, John Kain

Report Date : 04 FEB 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to present a foundation of knowledge, experience, and methods for a meteorologist interested in the particular weather problems encountered in the cosmic ray project. The first part of this report attempts to explain the problems confronting the forecaster, the past procedures used in forecasting, and the sources and availability of weather information. The second section deals primarily with statistical data summarized to indicate what conditions might be expected on a climatological basis. Lastly, there is included a discussion and analysis of an actual instrumented cosmic ray balloon flight.

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, BALLOONS), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, BALLOON EQUIPMENT, LAUNCHING, TEMPERATURE, COSMIC RAYS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, WIND, HIGH ALTITUDE, VELOCITY, FLIGHT PATHS, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MASSACHUSETTS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE