Accession Number : ADA187780

Title :   Correction of the Wind Field Measured by the NCAR Electra During FASINEX (Frontal Air-Sea Interaction Experiment) for Inertial Navigation System Drifts.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Shaw, William J ; Vaucher, Gail T

PDF Url : ADA187780

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This report describes a techniques for removal of inertial navigation system drifts from winds measured by the NCAR Electra during the Frontal Air Sea Interaction Experiment (FASINEX) in 1986. Without correction, horizontal wind divergences calculated from these data may contain errors as large as 0.0001 per sec resulting from the Schuler oscillation. After correction, the divergence error is reduced by at least an order of magnitude. Correction coefficients and a subroutine to use them were provided for the five of six FASINEX flights for which correction was possible. Keywords: FASINEX, Aircraft meteorological measurements, and Atmospheric boundary layer.

Descriptors :   *WIND, AIRCRAFT, COEFFICIENTS, CORRECTIONS, DRIFT, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, INERTIAL NAVIGATION, MEASUREMENT, METEOROLOGY, OSCILLATION, SUBROUTINES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE