Accession Number : ADA246152

Title :   Comparison of Wind Profiles in Close Proximity to Each Other.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct 90-May 91,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL WEAPONS SCIENCE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Levitt, Larry J. ; Stewart, Dorathy A.

Report Date : 22 OCT 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : Simultaneous wind profiles from the surface to 8 km at four pairs of German stations were examined. Three pairs are in the northern lowlands and one pair is in the central European highlands. Magnitudes of vector differences between stations in close proximity to each other are generally larger in winter than in summer. Wind differences in spring and fall are usually intermediate between those in summer and winter. Smallest mean differences are at the surface, and there is a relative minimum near 2.5 km. Largest differences are at the highest levels. Standard deviations show similar variations with season and altitude, and so do the individual wind components. The data set was not adequate to produce definitive results concerning diurnal variation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *WIND, *SEASONAL VARIATIONS, RADIOSONDES, PROFILES, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), DIURNAL VARIATIONS, WIND DIRECTION, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, MICROMETEOROLOGY, COMPARISON, STANDARD DEVIATION, WIND VELOCITY, WEATHER STATIONS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE