Accession Number : ADA097082
Title : Evaluation of a Tethered Kite Anemometer.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND WSMR NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
Personal Author(s) : Kunkel,Kenneth E.
Report Date : FEB 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : A kite anemometer which can obtain windspeed and wind direction in the range of 3 to 40 1/ms up to heights of 500 meters has been tested for potential Army applications. It has been found to be inexpensive, portable, easy to use, and able to operate under strong winds (up to 40 1/ms). Wind profiles using the kite anemometer were measured at a mountaintop location. These profiles demonstrate the ability of the kite to obtain windflow characteristics in rugged terrain. Possible Army applications of the anemometer include wind measurements to: (1) support electro-optical and high energy laser testing, (2) determine windflows in complex terrain, and (3) detect dangerous, low-level wind shears at military airports. (Author)
Descriptors : *ANEMOMETERS, MEASUREMENT, WIND, AIRFOILS, PROFILES, STRAIN GAGES, REMOTE AREAS, TETHERING.
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE