Accession Number : ADA194552

Title :   The FLOWS (FAA-Lincoln Laboratory Operational Weather Studies) Automatic Weather Station Network in Operation.

Descriptive Note : Project rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wolfson, M M ; DiStefano, J T ; Forman, B E

PDF Url : ADA194552

Report Date : 26 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 256

Abstract : This report describes in detail the FLOWS automatic weather station network as a wind shear data collection system, describes the post-data collection processing and analysis procedures, and presents an evaluation of the performance of the network after its first field test and an illustration of how the data are actually used in analysis. Preliminary results of an investigation into correcting wind speed measurements for the effects of anemometer site obstructions are also presented. The goal has been to describe all facets of the weather station system, data processing, and preliminary performance results in sufficient detail so as to allow current and future users to understand the experimental utility of the weather station data and the limitations, the characteristics of the meteorological sensors, and the possible improvements that could be made to the weather station system.

Descriptors :   *WEATHER STATIONS, *WIND SHEAR, AUTOMATIC, DATA PROCESSING, DETECTORS, FIELD TESTS, MEASUREMENT, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, NETWORKS, WEATHER, WIND VELOCITY, DATA ACQUISITION, ANEMOMETERS, AUTOMATION, LOW ALTITUDE, DOPPLER RADAR, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE